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In the Black Window

In the Black Window: New and Selected Poems

Michael Van Walleghen
Copyright Date: 2004
Pages: 208
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    In the Black Window
    Book Description:

    The title of Michael Van Walleghen's new collection evokes thematic preoccupations that have shadowed him throughout his long career. Appearing as a phrase in the poems themselves, In the Black Window more generally points to Van Walleghen's enduring interest in the intersection between inner and outer worlds of experience--those liminal moments in other worlds where we become aware of ourselves. We live at once in a strictly personal, material dimension but also in a distinctly spiritual one. Yet, when looking from a lighted kitchen into a night-black window on a winter evening, we might perhaps become suddenly aware not only of our own reflection, but also of our complicity in some deeper mystery altogether.

    eISBN: 978-0-252-09272-5
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[viii])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [ix]-[xii])
  3. New Poems (2003)
    (pp. 3-58)
  4. The Wichita Poems (1975)
    (pp. 61-68)
  5. More Trouble with the Obvious (1981)
    (pp. 71-92)
  6. Blue Tango (1989)
    (pp. 95-126)
  7. Tall Birds Stalking (1994)
    (pp. 129-152)
  8. The Last Neanderthal (1999)
    (pp. 155-184)
  9. Back Matter
    (pp. 185-192)