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Ruby for Grief

Ruby for Grief

MICHAEL BURKARD
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qh68r
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    Ruby for Grief
    Book Description:

    The work of Michael Burkard has a rich interior quality different from that of any other voice in American poetry. He captures a sense of the mind revising and revealing itself, altering its perceptions.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-7907-4
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. UNTITLED: “Consonant with sound”
    (pp. 7-7)
  2. THE MAN WHO ROBBED THE BANK AT SANTA FE
    (pp. 15-15)
  3. UNTITLED: “Think of the letters”
    (pp. 21-21)
  4. MORE THAN THE SKY THIS MORNING
    (pp. 25-25)
  5. A CARRIAGE WITH TWO RIDERS
    (pp. 29-29)
  6. A CONVERSATION ABOUT MEMORY
    (pp. 44-44)

    “Today I was hungry and I wanted to ask how I appeared to someone else.” The moon also starves in the illusion of the raft. “The trees are like old doors” but are they: for the cold horse the hair is with fire and, because the detail of the moon is blood, neither retrieves the flowers you remember from the coast, because that is easy. Can we agree shame is the lifting of the main purpose, I mean taking it out as if you were driving only to see the lights drift, as if you were alone: you do not...

  7. CHRISTMAS AT WALPOST. THE SMELL OF BREAD
    (pp. 51-52)
  8. UNTITLED: “What to discover, what to do”
    (pp. 59-59)
  9. STUDY FOR ORANGE AND BLACK
    (pp. 63-64)