The Man in the Wall: Poems (New Directions Paperbook)

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James Laughlin has been called the American Catullus. Like that most Greek of ancient Latin poets, he elevates his everyday subjects with wit and clarity of language. Love and hate, death and aging, politics, literature, travel, the horrors of war - Laughlin's muse speaks of all these things with a fresh directness that makes his poems both timeless and contemporary. The founder of New Directions, Laughlin's efforts as publisher and poet have been to prolong and extend the old poetic traditions. Poetry for him is, in Gertrude Stein's phrase, a "continuous present" in all times and cultures. Laughlin developed his distinctive tight metrics with the advice of William Carlos Williams. A longer, comical line is found in the recent poems of Laughlin's doppelganger, Hiram Handspring. The Man in the Wall follows Laughlin's recent Collected Poems (Moyer Bell Limited).

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James Laughlin has been called the American Catullus. Like that most Greek of ancient Latin poets, he elevates his everyday subjects with wit and clarity of language. Love and hate, death and aging, politics, literature, travel, the horrors or war-- Laughlin's muse speaks of all these things with a fresh directness that makes his poems both timeless and contemporary.

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Acid Rain
The Actress
The Aesculapians
The Afterthought
Agatha
An Amorous Enjoinder
An Apotropaic Decision
Are You Still Alone
An Attestation
Before I Die (for Jeanine Lambert)
The Bible Says
The Biographer
Bless You, Mr. President
Blue Booties & Pink Booties
The Bonding
The Calves
Catullus Xlviii
A Certain Impermeable Person
Charles Bernstein
The Chips Are Flying
The Church Ladies
Cicero Wrote
Clutches
Contra Deconstructionem
The Creatures Of Prometheus
The Darkened Room (2)
Der Rosenkavalier
The Dialogue
Don't Try To Explain
A Door That Opens
The Enchanted Birchtree
The English Governess
The Ewige Weibchen & The Mermaids
Expectations
The Figure In The Stone
Five Years Ago: Five Lives Ago
The Flemish Double Portrait
The Flight Of Icarus
The Flight Of The Nethrobods
For A Clever Young Person
For The Finders Within
Grumpus At 78
Heart Island
How To Talk About Sex
Ibykus
The Imaginary Diary
In My Imagination
The Inscription
An Interrogation
The Intruder
It Is So Easy
It Won't Be Long Enough
It's Spring
Jack
Kenneth Rexroth
The Kiss
Knowledge
'l'argent N'a Pas D'odeur'
La Tristesse
Lines To Be Put Into Latin
Little Bits Of Paper; An Ars Poetica
Long And Languorous
Losing Body Heat
The Lost Secrets
The Love-candy Teaser
Making A Love Poem
The Man In The Wall
The Master Of Stupidity
The Mathematics Of Chaos
The Moths; Remembering Vladimir Nabokov
The Moving Cloud
Murderer
My Cousin Alexander
My Own Name
The New Book
Odi Et Amo
The Old Indian
The Oracles
Our Domain
Panem Et Circenses
The Poem Factory
The Prisoner
A Problem Of Semantics
The Punishment
The Respectful Church
The Rodent
The Scar
The Self-tormentors
The Sensualist Of Pain
The Shameful Profession
Silentium Aureatum Est
Skiing In Tahiti
The Story Of Rhodope
The Stranger
The Sultan's Justice
Ten Dollars Reward
That Voice
The Thinking Machine
The Third Life
Three Glimpses: At The End
Three Glimpses: The Last Words Of Charles Willson Pearle...
Time Running Backwards
The Time Stealer
To Get To Sleep
To Mistress Kate Gill
The Transformation
Two Parables From 'the Ocean Of Story': 1
Two Scenes From The Leterary Scene & A Letter
Una Ricordanza Tenera
The Vagrant
What Is Hoped For
What The Old Bedouin Told Me
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