- Glazner, Greg
From the Iron Chair: Poems
W. W. Norton, New York, 1992, Cloth, , First Edition, First Printing, ISBN 0393030989 , Fine /Near Fine
vii, 84 pp. Some negligible shelfwear to the dj. Winner of the 1991 Walt Whitman Award, Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, Selected by Charles Wright, with the circular, gold Award sticker on the dust jacket. Contents: Part One: New Stars; Listening for Nothing as a Boy; Fishing: The Late Wish; A Seine; The Valley; All morning, wind is less than numbness in the fences; At the north window, instead of a lament; The Animal Intelligences; Obstructed View; Walking Two Landscapes; Part Two: A Rural Anatomy of the Soul; Red Tide, a Beach of Salvage; October Homecoming; Santa Fe; Leaving the Vigil Studio; Summer Elegy in Santa Fe; After the Rains in Chimayo; The Constant Upward Spiraling, the Cost; Sweeping the Bare Floors of the Ruins; The Metaphysician's weekend: THE BLOWOUT; THE WRITHING VOLUME OF 6 A.M.; CONCENTRATING ON PHOTOGRAPHS: THE VATICAN; THE REVELATION; IN PRAISE OF MOTIVATED BLINDNESS; A LATER HOUR; Lines Toward a Late Reckoning; Trash Assemblage at Agua Fria; Fin de la Fiesta; Part Four: After the Night Shift; From the Iron Chair. 'Rummaging, I let the senseless whinings, / the ruptured cans and amputations of the news / destroy me, though I froze to see the actual tumor / swollen in my youngest uncle's ear, his lustrous / chemotherapy baldness, though I closed my eyes / days later, as sparrows settled over coils // of razor wire, imagining a soft rain / blanketing a missile site scraped clean / of weeds, planted with its terminus.'--from ''Trash Assemblage at Agua Fria.