This tilted world is where I live : new and selected poems, 1962-2020 / Henry Taylor.

Taylor, Henry, 1942- author.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2020]
xiii, 197 pages ; 23 cm

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""This Tilted World Is Where I Live" gathers one hundred poems by Henry Taylor, drawing on over fifty years of published work by this witty, adept, and vital literary voice. Seventy-five poems appear from his previous books, spanning from "The Horse Show at Midnight" (1966) through "The Flying Change" (1985), which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, to his latest volume, "Crooked Run" (2006). The book opens with twenty-five recent poems collected for the first time. From the beginning, Taylor has worked in both traditional and more open forms, avoiding rigid allegiance to either mode as he has responded to the world around him, from the horse farm in Virginia where he grew up, to the deserts around Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he and his wife Mooshe have lived for the past several years. In tones and moods ranging between grief and explosive hilarity, these poems confront a consistent set of themes. Taylor has long been drawn to considerations of what we mean by loving one another, how violence can intrude without warning into innocent lives, and how the things we have always seen can change with the passage of time. Gwendolyn Brooks once wrote that he "is a truly important poet. Familiar and strange." "This Tilted World Is Where I Live" offers an invaluable encapsulation of Taylor's knack for crafting poems that are not only fun but also instructive in the art of paying attention-of which he is a master"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: I. Yesterdays: New Poems (1998-2020)
The Living Room at Springdale
Hay by the Calendar
I Thought She Said
A Persuasive Chill
The Ages
Bird-Call at Evening
You Don't Know All the Places You Take Me To
Two Winter Landscapes
Rockwell Kent on Monhegan Island
Walk On, Boys
Drop Us From Our Day
For William Matthews
At the Thursday Night Jam, Remembering an Absent Singer
Desert Passage
In the Galisteo Basin
Art and Life
Chapel in the Air
The Final Morbidity of the Interior Embezzler
Not Quite Lost in Space
A Single Shoe on a Single Horse
A Firm Stance on Level Ground
II. Crooked Run (1996-2006)
Metes and Bounds
Creek Walk
The Dining Room at Springdale
A Little Respect
An Artist from Another Place
Vision at Woods' Edge
A Trace of Old Road Work
A Crosstown Breeze
My Dear Sister Hannah
After High Water
A Straight Stretch on the Far Side of Coolbrook
George Washington's Farewell to His Hounds
The Hayfork
A Set of Hoofprints
Valentine's Daffodils
Aka Fawn Meadow
Boy Hunting in Bog
On the Air
Hughesville Nights
Creek Walk
III. Understanding Fiction (1986-1996)
Understanding Fiction
Frank Amos and the Way Things Work
Free Throw
An Instant on the Time Line
Within a Stones Throw of Greatness
After a Movie
Night Search for Lost Dog
A Voltage Spike
An Ending
At the Grave of E. A. Robinson
Afternoons with a Boomerang
Popped Balloon
Master of None
IV. The Flying Change (1974-1985)
Landscape with Tractor
Somewhere Along the Way
As on a Darkling Plain
Getting Himself Together
More Than One Way
Shapes, Vanishings
Taking to the Woods
Tradition and the Individual Talent
Varieties of Religious Experience
Barbed Wire
The Muse Once More
Learning the Language
Green Springs the Tree
The Flying Change
Projectile Point, Circa 2500 BCE
Not Yet
At the Swings
V. Breakings and An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards (1962-1975)
December Love Song
Among the Departures from This House
An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards
The Hughesville Scythe
Riding Lesson
Buildings and Grounds
To Hear My Head Roar
Riding a One-Eyed Horse
Smoking in Bed in the Fire Chief's House
Burning a Horse
Miss Creighton
An Old Rhodes Scholar
Bernard and Sarah
VI. The Horse Show at Midnight (1963-1966)
A Blind Man Locking His House
Things Not Solved Though Tomorrow Came
A Dream of a Distant Land.
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