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Fathering the map : new and selected later poems / Robert Pack.

Book Book (1993.)
Description: ix, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
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  • ISBN: 0226644057
  • ISBN: 9780226644059
General Note: Includes index.
Contents: Wild Turkeys in Paradise -- Stellar Thanksgiving -- The Snowy Owl -- Champ -- Waterfall -- Orchid -- Cherry Robbers -- Villanelle for Pamela -- Stolen Clothes -- South Bronx, 1939 -- Camp Wakonda, 1940 -- Walnut -- Drowning -- The Last Drowning -- Einstein's Pegasus -- Pantoum Approaching the Speed of Light -- Reversing -- Ode to October Mist -- Robot Romance -- Letter to My Widow -- The Ecstasy of the Rat -- A Hole in the Sky -- It Comes to This -- Landscape Goat -- It Would Have Been Enough -- Mountain Ash without Cedar Waxwings -- Fathering the Map -- After Returning from Camden Harbor -- Departing Words to a Son -- Rondo of the Familiar -- The Kiss -- Looking at a Mountain Range While Listening to a Mozart Piano Concerto -- A Cord of Wood -- The Thrasher in the Willow by the Lake -- A Modest Boast at Meridian -- The Twin -- Waking to My Name -- Early and Late -- Inheritance -- Ghost Story -- Coincidence -- Secrets -- Sister to Brother -- Trying to Separate -- The Cracked Apple Tree -- Trying to Reconcile -- Trillium -- Leviathan -- Remains -- Prayer for Prayer -- Clayfeld's Microscope -- Clayfeld's Duck -- Clayfeld's Glove -- Clayfeld's Twin -- Clayfeld's Metamorphsis -- Clayfeld Renews His Vow to Evelyn -- Clayfeld's Infancy -- Clayfeld Prunes His Apple Trees -- Clayfeld's Campaign -- Clayfeld's Operatic Debut -- Clayfeld's Daughter Reveals Her Plans -- Clayfeld's Son Selects His Specialty -- Clayfeld among the Quarks -- Clayfeld's Anniversary Song -- Stepping Out -- Big Bang -- After All -- Proton Decay -- Place -- Neanderthal Poem, "Ah," Number One -- The Invisible Hand -- Autumn Warmth -- Neutrinos -- Let There Be Colored Light -- The Red Shift -- Quasars -- Out of Nothing -- The Black Hole -- Number -- The First Word at Last -- Outlasting You -- Archeology -- The Cave of Lascaux -- The Dead King -- Grandeur -- Display -- The Wolf Pack -- The Human Pile -- Hunting -- Closer -- Ode to a Lovesick Moose -- Empathy -- Still Passing -- Watchers -- Bounty -- Beating Time -- Forgetting to Forget -- Messages -- Robot -- Unburying the Birch -- The Dwarf and Doctor Freud -- The Bear on the Unicycle -- The Long and the Short of What's Good and What's Bad.
Summary: "Poetry," wrote Wordsworth, "is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is the countenance of all Science." Robert Pack's new book is a heady mixture of the finer spirit. A selection from his last five books, along with a collection of new poems, Fathering the Map takes us from the personal reflections distilled in the lyrics of Waking to My Name (1980) to the worldly reckonings of Inheritance (1992) and back again. In the dramatic monologues of Faces in a Single Tree (1984), in the narrative of a wayward life from womb to double ending in Clayfield Rejoices, Clayfield Laments (1987), in a cosmic tour conducted by the physicist Heinz Pagels with Before It Vanishes (1990), Pack has fashioned poems of intimate experience, scientific meditations, philosophical wonder, poems that breathe the knowledge of man and woman, young and old, artist and human animal.
Subject: Poetry.
Citation: Pack, Robert. "Fathering the map : new and selected later poems." Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.

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