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As Ever: Selected Poems


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Publisher Comments:

This collection of Joanne Kyger's work reveals her as one of the major experimenters, hybridizers, and visionaries of poetry. Kyger is a poet of place, with a strong voice-delicate, graceful, and never wasteful; her poems explore themes of friendship, love, community, and morality and draw on Native American myth as well as Asian religion and philosophy. Kyger's love for poetry manifests itself in a grander scheme of consciousness-expansion and lesson, but always in the realm of the everyday. Edited with a foreword by Michael Rothenberg, and with an introduction by poet David Meltzer, this book is a marvelous overview of a wonderfully challenging and important poet.

About the Author

Joanne Kyger comes out of a West Coast School of writers that included Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Jack Spicer, and Richard Brautigan. She has traveled extensively in Japan and India and has maintained a lifelong interest in Buddhism. She is the author of more than twenty-five books and broadsides.

David Meltzer has published numerous works of poetry, fiction, and collections of essays. He has also released four albums of recordings on the Vanguard and Capitol labels.

Table of Contents

As Ever Foreword by Michael Rothenberg

Introduction by David Meltzer

The Maze


The Dance


"Somewhere you can find reference"

12.29 and 30 (Pan as the son Penelope)

"A song in the rope"

"waiting again"

"They are constructing a craft"

"It is lonely"

Caption for a miniature

My Sister Evelyne


Burning the Baby to make him realer

Iliad: Achilles does not die

"fragmented. ie several valleys"

"Look the bird is making plans"

The Hunt in the Wood: Paolo Uccello

"My father died this spring"

Those things we see are images of the past

"The persimmons are falling"


The Odyssey Poems

The Pigs for Circe in May

"She comes up"

"I didn't want to think"

From The Imaginary Apparitions

Places to Go I-IV and Here

"Dear, Dearest"

A Novel

May 29

July 21. Weedy

The Tree in the Fire

Descartes and the Splendor Of

"From this moment"

Lord Ganesha

Tuesday, October 28, 1969. Bolinas

October 28, Take It Easier

October 29, Wednesday

October 31

November 12

Thursday, 13 November

Monday, November 17

Back in Time

"Never talk ahead"

"I walked home and had some soup"

"This is a Short Story"



Not Yet

"It's been a long time"

News bulletin from Keith Lampe

Desecheo Notebook

"The rain"

"Bird family"

"This is the way I like to feel the best"

"I want to point out that I am not up tight"

"Often I try so hard with stimulants"

"Utmost Disarray"

"No one was watching the tortillas"

"I want a smaller thing in mind"

"Oft have I wondered and climbed"

Trip Out and Fall Back

"A small field of tall golden headed grass"


"O fresh day in February"

"Every day I burn a stick of incense"

"When I used to focus"

"This is the first time"

"I don't believe in any"

"The far off pine"

"When I was well into being savored"

"When I step through the door"

"In my imaginary conversation"

"I thought I would never get out here again"

"It is true"

"Looking out to the garden fair"

"It's a great day"

"Wooden walls"

"Of all things for you to go away"

"The apple tree"

"Chill waves"

"Throwing a crank"

"Is this the Buddha?"

"I don't want to repeat"

"April 4, 1975 Time of wonder"

The Brain Impressed in Its Oddities

"I'm going to be a poet"

Morning Mess

"Bright, sparkling"

Saturday Full Moon September

"I'd like to magic you on this grand occasion"

"There are so many letters I would like to write"

"I am afraid"

Silver City Overlay

Up My Coast

The Crystal in Tamalpais


Visit to Maya Land

The Wonderful Focus of You

And with March a Decade in Bolinas

"You believe this stash of writing is 'scholarly?"

"A few days later at the washtub"

The Depressed Ennui before 11 A.M.

"Stripes of red, black, and gold"

"Not much time left"

My how the days fly by in Life Time

Haiku for Charles Berrard on his 40th Birthday

"In my dream last night Deer Lady"

"Yesterday when Diana drops me off on Evergreen"

"The Karmapa spoke to me from a center of light"

Good Manners

"Morning is such a welcome time. It doesn't demand"

"Dinner at Briarcomb, that Artists' posh retreat"


December 25

Philip Whalen's Hat

Day after Ted Berrigan's Memorial Reading

January 12, 1984

June 26

Monday Afternoon May 14, 1984:

"Giverny I am for Gee Verr Nee"

Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Review

Fall Equinox

From Phenomenological

"Self Loathing and Self Pity"

"Tuesday May 7"

Love Boat

Yuppy Wittgensteins Arise!

Miwok Mandarin Bolinas Bamboo

"Ah it's socked in today boys heavy metal"

"You know when you write poetry you find"

"Oh Man is the highest type of animal existing"

"Anything that is created"

"DARREL GRAY dies when I am in Mexico"

Tuesday October 27, '87

From the Jataka Tales

Take it O Moon on the run


Saturday February 4

February 7 Tuesday

February 17 Friday

Death Valley Desert Notes

Incense for the Buddha

"The sun is about to pass"

"Haven't I seen you"

" "Cold"

In Memoriam

From the Life of Naropa

"It certainly was divine running into you"

Friday Night

A Story from Easter: He Has Risen

Ocean Parkway Gazing

"Specially For Your Eyes"

Adonis Is Older Than Jesus

"Again recognizing"

"How Does one attain that popular narrative"

Town Hall Reading with Beat Poets

Watching TV

Terrace Roads slumps into the Canyon

I Blinked My Eyes, Looked Up and Everyone Was 25 Years Older—

"Replacement Buddhas"

Wake Up

View North

Bob Marley Night Saturday Downtown

"So, well, now,"

Snapshot for Lew Welch 25 Years Later

"Dear dear little wrentit"


Wide Mind

Arthur Okamura's Pipul Tree's Bodhi Leaf

First Nation

"I thought, I'll make it so simple"


Stupidly Inspired

For the Pittosporum Tenuifolium Outside the Studio Window

It's So

Naropa approaches his teacher Instruction time again


"The 'English' sparrows in the courtyard don't know"

"What you really don't want is some"

Your Heart Is Fine

To Live in This World Again

I Can't Help It

"Whatever It Takes"

The Dharani

Forever and a While

The Fog is halfway over the mesa


Product Details

Kyger, Joanne
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Meltzer, David
Meltzer, David
Meltzer, David
New York
American - General
Single Author / American
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Poets, Penguin
Series Volume:
no. 47
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
9.06 x 6.1 x 0.75 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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