In the Year of the Comet (Penguin Poets)

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Poems deal with the cyles of nature, the ocean, the stars, the mind, memories, travel, and mortality

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Alley Cat Near The Harbor
Americana
Approaching Antarctica
April In New York
Ariadne Auf Naxos
Atlantic Avenue
The Black Bells From Gina's House
Cancer Ward
Confessio Amantis
Diptych: 1
Easter Morning, Hydra
Epitaph On A Dictator
Ghosts
Green Chair On A Fire Escape In Autumn
How Beautiful Was Miranda?
In The Country
In The Year Of The Comet
An Island
Jazz
Magnets
Melodrama
Mona Kay
The Morning Of The Funeral
Mrs. Luna
Near Bridgeport, Behind A Train Wreck, At Dawn
Nine Cities
Notes Towards A History Of Imperialism
On The Peninsula
Outside Perpignan In Heavy Rain
The Pocket Watch
Reading The Sunday Comics, Summer 1963: 1. Gasoline Alley
Reading The Sunday Comics, Summer 1963: 2. Blondie
Reading The Sunday Comics, Summer 1963: 3. Betty & Veronica
Reading The Sunday Comics, Summer 1963: 4. Dondi
Rooftop
Scarlet Lake
South Of The Border
The Stadium At Delphi
Stars
Three Dreams On A Train Riding North: 1
Three Dreams On A Train Riding North: 2
Three Dreams On A Train Riding North: 3
Through The Window Of The All-night Restaurant
Vertigo From An Open Window Overlooking A Sodium Light: 1.
Vertigo From An Open Window Overlooking A Sodium Light: 2.
Vertigo From An Open Window Overlooking A Sodium Light: 3.
Xania, 1983
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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After his success with Desperate Characters ( LJ 9/1/88), a novella-in-verse, Christopher has returned to his lyric mode, characterized by short, unadorned lines and lots of kinky, almost surreal detail. He likes to jazz up his poems with "girls," who often seem to be dropped into the landscape: "In summer a girl sat/ there every afternoon/ in a yellow bikini,/ fedora, and wraparound/ sunglasses . . ./ drinking Campari." "Girls" also appear naked, wearing turbans, as comic strip characters, as lovers, as barefoot beggars, in silk pantaloons, in Columbus's dreams, in red leather, raped by imperialists, and made up as Mussolini, and Christopher's campy way of being serious can grow tiresome. But there are some gems here--"On the Peninsula," for example, in which a sensuous sea floor of torch-lit fish and yellow crabs become "where our bodies, locked fast,/turn under a blue sheet."-- Ellen Kauf man, Dewey Ballantine Law Lib., New York
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