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Author Plumly, Stanley.

Title Old heart : poems / Stanley Plumly.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton and Company, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  811 PLU    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  811 PLUMLY    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 96 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Butterflies -- Spirit birds -- Mercy -- Elevens -- Magpie -- Missing the jays -- Still missing the jays -- Debt -- Childhood -- Keatsian -- Simile -- Paraphrase of the parable of the Prodigal Son -- Meeting Mr. Cole -- The treason of Terese Svoboda -- Panegyric for the plane tree fallen on Fifth Avenue -- Bill's hangover -- When he fell backwards into his coffin -- For Jan Palach, a name drawn by lot, on the anniversary of his death the third day after attempted self-immolation in protest of Communist occupation of Czechoslovakia, January 19, 1969 -- Against narrative -- Pastoral -- Meander -- Off a side road near Staunton -- The woman who shoveled the sidewalk -- Birding -- Fishing drunk -- Sweat -- Silent heart attack -- John 6:17 -- Passerine -- Hermeticism -- Ted Hughes's Collected poems -- "The morning America changed" -- Long companions -- Gene Tierney -- Nostalgia -- Johnson helicopters into Dayton -- Audubon aviary -- Slowing to look at a deer lying in the grass near an entrance to the beltway -- Old debt -- Autumnal -- Monostichs -- Early and late in the month -- Greensboro campus sonnet -- Samuel Scott's A sunset, with a view on nine elms.
Summary In his new collection, Stanley Plumly confronts and celebrates mortality -- in the detailed natural world, in the immediacy of the loss of friends, and in personal encounters. Archetypal, sometimes even allegorical, the poems in Old Heart amount to a sustained meditation.
Subject Poetry.
Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01067691
Other Form: Online version: Plumly, Stanley. Old heart. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007 (OCoLC)607669257
Online version: Plumly, Stanley. Old heart. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007 (OCoLC)608165416
ISBN 9780393065688 (hardcover)
0393065685 (hardcover)
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