- Rifenburgh, Daniel
The Waywiser Press, London, 2002, Cloth, , First Edition, ISBN 1904130038 , Very Good /Very Good
90 pp. Contents: Introduction by Richard Wilbur; To My Opposite Number in Samarkand; My Father's Will; Turf Tract; LSD & All; Sueno De La Guerra Generica; Andean Music; Voice; Melville/Ishmael; Hawthorne; Major Molineux Recalls; Down There; Postlude for a Broken Marriage; The Old at Hillsboro Inlet; Written Words, Like Paintings; Uncle Kenny; Belt; El Vendador; Suburban Song; My Wife at Daybreak Singing in Spanish a Psalm of Ascents; Socrates' World; Frere Villon; Donald Justice Before a Soft-Drink Vending Machine; Lycidas; The Demiurge on Vacation; Glance; Skip Tracer; Fra Giovanni; Sterben An Frauen; Homage to Henri Coulette; Ice House in the Rain, Georgia; Relapse; The Unicorn; Poem #3; Nativity; Death Poem with a Line from Vallejo; For Paola in Peru; On a Portrait of John Keats; Advent; Index of Titles and First Lines; A Note about the Author. '. . . he is most remarkable in such a poem as 'Turf Tract,' whose truant speaker has temporarilty neglected poetry for the easier excitement of betting on the horses. The poem moves fluently, and with great accuracy of tone, through a sequence of moods (including defensive mockery, irony, slangy idealism, disgust, rueful mimacry), and ends with a poignant lyric vision in which the 'fleet hooves' of horses embody the beauty, striving, and brevity of life.'--from the introduction by Wilbur. 'Come, Brother, thief, poet, / Come, let us walk these cold boulevards, / And take the wintry road for St. Denis / Out into the suburbs. / / There, where the burghers / Sleep in their fat beds, snoring / Behind bolted doors.'--from ''Frere Villon.''