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Read & Download The Eternal City Poems Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Chosen by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon to relaunch the prestigious Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets under his editorship The Eternal City revives Princeton's tradition of publishing some of today's best poetryWith an epigraph from FreuChosen by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon to relaunch the prestigious Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets under his editorship The Eternal City revives Princeton's tradition of publishing some of today's best poetryWith an epigraph from Freud comparing the mind to a landscape in which all that ever was still persists The Eternal City offers elouent testimony to the struggle to make sense of the present through conversation with the past uestioning what it means to possess and to be possessed by objects and technologies Kathleen Graber's collection brings together the elevated and the uotidian to make neighbors of Marcus Aurelius Klaus Kinski Walter Benjamin and Johnny Depp Like Aeneas who escapes Troy carrying his father on his back the speaker of these intellectually and emotionally ambitious poems juggles the weight o. Review in Brooklyn Rail October Kathleen GraberThe Eternal CityPrinceton University Press 2010Se

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Iversity gates despite a downpour He wanted to tell methat he loved best James Schuyler's poem for Auden So much to remember he recited in the rain as the shopsbegan to close their doors around us I thought he would livea long time He did not Then a car loaded with his friendspulled up honking he hopped in There was no chance to linger talk Today I slipped into the bag between two shoes that bookwhich begins with a father digging even though my fatherwas no farmer planted ever only one myrtle late in his life sat in the yard all that summer watching it grow as he died a green tank of oxygen suspirating behind him If the suitcasewere any larger no one could lift it I'm going away for a long time but it may not be forever There are tragedies I haven't readKyle bundle up You're right It's hard to say simply what is true For Kyle Boote. Conventional innovationThere seems to be a new genre of long poem coming out of the current Amer

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The Eternal City PoemsF private and public history as she is transformed from settled resident to pilgrimFrom The Eternal City WHAT I MEANT TO SAY Kathleen Graber In three weeks I will be gone Already my suitcase standsoverloaded at the door I've packed unpacked repacked it making it tell me again again what it couldn't holdSome days it's easy to see the signifi cant insignificanceof everything but today I wept all morning over the swollen optimistic heart of my mother's favorite newscaster which suddenly blew itself to stillness I have tried for weeksto predict the weather on the other side of the world I don't wantto be wet or overheated I've taken out The Complete Shakespeare to make room for a slicker And I've changed my mind put it back Soon no one will know what I mean when I speakLast month after graduation a student stopped me just outsidethe Un. Graber is well read and intelligent and a lot of what she included in The Eternal City might bet