Visible Signs: New & Selected

Visible Signs: New & Selected

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A poem by Lawrence Raab is a carefully chosen and precisely rendered moment a poised and elegant meditation on the nature of memory. This new collection includes a selection from each of Raab's five previous books of poetry, as well as twenty-one new poems. Readers will delight in their wide-ranging subjects, from "Miles Davis on Art" to "Saint Augustine's Dog," from the inventions of Rube Goldberg to the recklessness of dreams."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0142002690
  • 9780142002698
  • 1,514,686

About Lawrence Raab

Lawrence Raab is Professor of English at Williams College, where he has taught since 1976. He is the author of four previous collections of poems, most recently What We Don't Know About Each Other, winner of the National Poetry Series and finalist for the National Book Award.
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Table of contents

Visible SignsNew Poems
Why It Often Rains in the Movies
In Dreams
Inside the Chateau: A Pornographic Story
The Invisible Hand
Some of the Things My Mother Said
Miles Davis on Art
My Father Drives Away
Vanishing Point
Small Ghost Poem
Talking to the Dog
The End of the World
Dark Matter
Saint George's Dragon
Rube Goldberg's Flower
Saint Augustine's Dog
From Mysteries of the Horizon
The Rules, the Story, and the Way Out
Voices Answering Back: The Vampires
Magritte: The Song of the Glass Keys and the Cape of Storms
To Lorca
Seven Charms for a New Day
From The Collector of Cold Weather
Visiting the Oracle
The Assassin's Fatal Error
Attack of the Crab Monsters
Doctor Watson's Final Case
The Blue Histories of the Wind
From Other Children
A Night's Museum
What We Should Have Known
For You
Two Clouds
A Familiar Story
On the Island
Scene from a Novel
The Witch's Story
Night Song
The Room
Cold Spring
Listening to a Certain Song
Other Children
From What We Don't Know About Each Other
A Crow
What We Don't Know About Each Other
Learning How to Write
The Shakespeare Lesson
The Bad Muse
The Sudden Appearance of a Monster at a Window
What He Thought About the Party
The Uses of Nostalgia
Magic Problems
Daily Life
Stories in Which the Past Is Made
At Evening
What I Forgot to Mention
The Secret Life
From The Probable World
Why the Truth Is Hidden
American Light
A Small Lie
All Day
The Lost Things
Why Tragedy Is the Wrong Word
Years Later
In the Garden
"My Soul Is a Light Housekeeper"
Great Art
Another Argument About the Impossible
My Life Before I Knew It
The Invisible
The Pole
Emily Dickinson's House
False Nocturne
The Question Poems Ask
My Spiritual Life
The Best Days
My Life at the Movies
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