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June Tree : New & Selected Poems - Peter Balakian

June Tree

New & Selected Poems

Paperback Published: 5th October 2004
ISBN: 9780060556174
Number Of Pages: 192

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Prize-winning poet and New York Times-bestselling author Peter Balakian offers the best of his previous poetry, as well as thirteen new poems.

For three decades, Peter Balakian's poetry has been praised widely in the United States and abroad. He has created a unique voice in American poetry -- one that is both personal and cosmopolitan. In sensuous, elliptical language, Balakian offers a textured poetry that is beautiful and haunting as it envelops an American grain, the reverberations of the Armenian Genocide, and the wired, discordant realities of contemporary life.

Author's Notep. x
New Poems
Photosynthesisp. 3
The Treep. 5
Yorkshire Dalesp. 6
Killary Harborp. 8
In Armenia, 1987p. 10
Lowlandsp. 11
Night Patiop. 14
Ellis Islandp. 18
Train to Uticap. 19
The Children's Museum at Yad Vashemp. 23
Harpert, Revisitedp. 24
Parable for Vanished Countriesp. 26
Jade Boatp. 27
From Dyer's Thistle (1996)
August Diaryp. 31
Physiciansp. 37
My Father on the Berengaria, 1926p. 41
World War IIp. 42
The Oriental Rugp. 47
Duck 'n' Cover, 1953p. 53
Flat Sky of Summerp. 54
Rock 'n' Rollp. 57
Saigon/New Jerseyp. 58
Out of Schoolp. 59
First Communionp. 60
Woodstockp. 61
Last Days Painting (August 1973)p. 62
Post Vietnamp. 65
American Dreamingp. 69
Mandelstam in Armenia, 1930p. 73
Geese Flying Over Hamilton, New Yorkp. 74
The Backyardp. 76
A Toastp. 77
My Son Stares into a Tulipp. 78
Morning Newsp. 80
The End of the Reagan Erap. 82
In Churchp. 83
A Letter to Wallace Stevensp. 88
After the Survivors Are Gonep. 91
Oceanp. 92
From Reply from Wilderness Island (1988)
The Creasesp. 95
Night Blue Fishing on Block Islandp. 97
Thoreau at Nausetp. 100
To Arshile Gorkyp. 102
Camille Claudel, Some Notesp. 104
Poppiesp. 107
Parts of Peoniesp. 109
Domestic Lamentp. 110
A Version of Paolo and Francescap. 112
I Wish Us Back to Mudp. 114
Blood Pudding, Antigua, W.I.p. 115
Fish Mouthp. 118
A Country Housep. 120
Mussel Shellp. 121
Jersey Bait Shackp. 122
From Sad Days of Light (1983)
The History of Armeniap. 125
Road to Aleppo, 1915p. 128
Post-Traumatic Shock, Newark, New Jersey, 1942p. 129
The Claimp. 131
Granny, Making Soupp. 140
Three Museum Offerings (Native American Artifacts at the Whitney)p. 145
That Is Why This Day Passes Like a Thousand Liliesp. 147
The Rise in the Nightp. 149
Seferis Returning to Smyrna, 1950p. 151
For My Grandmother, Coming Backp. 153
From Father Fisheye (1979)
After We Splitp. 157
Winter Revivalp. 158
A Sequence of Wind Between Seasonsp. 159
Graham House, April '76p. 160
Approaching the Summer Solsticep. 161
Letting the Fog Inp. 164
To Hart Cranep. 165
Robert Lowell Near Stockbridgep. 167
"My Mother Is a Fish"p. 168
Father Fisheyep. 171
Words for My Grandmotherp. 172
The Field of Poppiesp. 173
Notesp. 175
Acknowledgmentsp. 177
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ISBN: 9780060556174
ISBN-10: 006055617X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 5th October 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.1  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.29

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