""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 Silo A Persuasive Chill The Ages Bird-Call at Evening You Don't Know All the Places You Take Me To Ultrasound Two Winter Landscapes Rockwell Kent on Monhegan Island Walk On, Boys Drop Us From Our Day Goodbye For William Matthews At the Thursday Night Jam, Remembering an Absent Singer Desert Passage In the Galisteo Basin Art and Life Yesterdays 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 Snapshots 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 Heartburn 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 Hawk Not Yet At the Swings V. Breakings and An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards (1962-1975) Breakings December Love Song Among the Departures from This House An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards The Hughesville Scythe Pastoral Snapshot Riding Lesson Toad Buildings and Grounds To Hear My Head Roar Riding a One-Eyed Horse Smoking in Bed in the Fire Chief's House Harvest Burning a Horse Miss Creighton An Old Rhodes Scholar Bernard and Sarah VI. The Horse Show at Midnight (1963-1966) Blackberries A Blind Man Locking His House Things Not Solved Though Tomorrow Came A Dream of a Distant Land.
Online version: Taylor, Henry, 1942- This tilted world is where i live