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Quiet Lives

  • Authors
  • David Cope

Part of the Vox Humana book series (VOX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Cope
      Pages 2-2
    3. David Cope
      Pages 3-3
    4. David Cope
      Pages 4-4
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      Pages 5-5
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      Pages 6-6
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      Pages 7-7
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      Pages 8-8
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      Pages 9-9
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      Pages 9-9
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      Pages 10-11
    12. David Cope
      Pages 12-12
  3. Go

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. David Cope
      Pages 14-14
    3. David Cope
      Pages 15-17
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      Pages 18-18
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      Pages 19-19
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      Pages 20-21
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      Pages 22-22
  4. Daffodils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. David Cope
      Pages 24-24
    3. David Cope
      Pages 25-25
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      Pages 26-26
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      Pages 27-27
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      Pages 28-28
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      Pages 29-29
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      Pages 30-31
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      Pages 32-33
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      Pages 34-34
  5. Waking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. David Cope
      Pages 36-36
    3. David Cope
      Pages 37-37
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      Pages 38-38
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      Pages 39-39
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      Pages 39-39
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      Pages 40-41
    8. May
      David Cope
      Pages 42-42
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      Pages 42-42
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      Pages 43-43
    11. David Cope
      Pages 44-44
  6. Quiet Lives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. David Cope
      Pages 46-46
    3. David Cope
      Pages 47-47
    4. David Cope
      Pages 48-48
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      Pages 49-49
    6. Two
      David Cope
      Pages 50-50
    7. David Cope
      Pages 51-51
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      Pages 52-52
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      Pages 53-53

About this book

Introduction

I have been much absorbed in David Cope's poetry as necessary continuation of tradition of lucid grounded sane objectivism in poetry following the visually solid practice of Charles Reznikoff & William Carlos Williams. Though the notions of 'objectivism' were common for many decades among U. S. poets, there is not a great body of direct-sighted "close to the nose" examples of poems that hit a certain ideal objectivist mark-"No ideas but in things" consisting of "minute particulars" in which "the natural object is always the adequate symbol", works of language wherein "the mind is clamped down on objects", and where these "Things are symbols of themselves. " The poets I named above specialized in this refined experiment, and Pound touched on the subject as did Zukofsky and Bunting, and lesser but inter­ esting figures such as Marsden Hartley in his little known poetry , and more romantic writers such as D. H. Lawrence. In this area of phanopoeiac "focus," the sketching of particulars by which a motif is recognizably significant, David Cope has made, by the beginning of his third decade, the largest body of such work that I know of among poets of his own generation. Allen Ginsberg Table of Contents Foreword, Allen Ginsberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v THE STARS The Line-up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . Empty Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Down on the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Storm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 American Dream. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . . Baseball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . Crash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . Lunch Hour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Circle of Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . GO Labor Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . Peace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Keywords

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