- Kane, Paul
University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina, 2000, Cloth, , , ISBN 1570033404 , Fine /Very Good
74 pp. A small black mark on the dj, visible in picture. The James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series, edited by Richard Howard. 'Paul Kane was born in the village of Cobbleskill, in upstate New York. He received degress from Yale University and the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was a Fulbright scholar. Kane has published a previous collection of poems, The Farther Shore; an edition of Emerson's collected poems; an anthology of nineteenth-century American poetry; a critical study of Australian poetry; and in collaboration with the photographer William Clift, A Hudson Landscape.' Contents: A note on Paul Kane by Richard Howard; I: TIME WAS: The Mood of Glass; Cross Lots; Acceptance; An Old Flame in Savonarola's Cell; Framing; By the Hudson; Just after the Holidays; Shadows; The Cipher; A Bouquet for Eilzabeth; Driving East; Cats at the Protestant Cemetary; Epicurean; Mona; Intimations; Prelude; Under the Summer Canopy; Time Was; II: DROWNED LANDS: Drowned Lands; At Witter Bynner's House; Wissenschaftslehre; Burning the Flag; War Crimes; After Martial; Incident in the Barnyard; Letter of the Prophet Mohammed; Eurydice; Frost, at Midnight; Mere Islands; Flight from the Present; Red Death; Clasp; Variations on a Stanza by Longfellow; III: UNDER THE IRON RAINBOW: Outback before Dawn; In the Penal Colony; On the Murray; Kakadu Memory; Under the Iron Rainbow; Concedo Nulli; At the Terminus; Disciples Asleep at Gethsemane; Iconoclastics; Preaching the Cross; Q & A; The Repentant Magdalene; Lines Left at Shiprock. 'Feathers smoothed, his unctuous regret / is more distasteful yet, the sincere clucks / of self-delusion, chicken to the egg hypocrisy.'--from "Incident in the Barnyard.'
from “Variations on a Stanza by Longfellow”
Rime on the clover— the birds fly over— a summer of dying leaves us alone.Paul Kane [1950– ]