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"With my eyes closed, I might have guessed a collaboration between William Empson and Noel Coward," J. D. McClatchy has said of Turner Cassity's poems. Cassity's new collection turns an icy needle-spray on topics as diverse as a Polynesian firedance, Johannes Brahms, and the Banque de l'Indo-Chine. Breaking a pact with himself, Cassity has written two poems about the South, which, the poet claims, are unlikely "to cause professional Southerners anything except discomfort."

"Turner Cassity's excellent work is like no one else's. It is funny, at times perverse, and wickedly serious. In this present collection, such poems as 'When in Doubt, Remain in Doubt,' 'Acid Rain on Sherwood Forest,' and 'How Jazz Came up the Elbe' show one of our finest poets at the top of his game."—Timothy Steele

"Cassity thinks on his feet, agile and fierce—funny too."—Thom Gunn

"At a time when most poems seem a commodity, quickly written, quickly read and easily thrown away, Turner Cassity's poems seem even more astonishing examples of good writing and reading, exceptions to be admired and kept."—Edgar Bowers

Synopsis:

Cassity's new collection turns an icy needle-spray on topics as diverse as a Polynesian firedance, Johannes Brahms, and the Banque de l' Indo-Chine. Breaking a pact with himself, Cassity has written two poems about the South, which, the poet claims, are unlikely 'to cause professional 'Southerns anything except discomfort.'

About the Author

Turner Cassity was born in 1929 in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including Hurricane Lamp, also published in the Phoenix Poets series.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Persistence of Memory

Hedy Lamarr and a Chocolate Bar

Prometheus in Polynesia

When in Doubt Remain in Doubt

Acid Rain on Sherwood Forest

Bank Notes

Correction and Amplification

How Jazz Came up the Elbe

Preservation News

Quasimodo of the Singing Tower

Sketch for an Edda

Ruth Keelikolani

On Several Photographs of Nikola

Tesla

Inducted

Berlin-to-Baghdad

Immurings

Power Failure

Between the Chains

R.U.R. or Are You Aren't?

Parlor Song

The Incorruptible

Betsy Ross, Astronaut

Some People Have No Small Talk

Lazy Afternoon

Campion in Uniform

For the Scrapbook of Mrs. Charles Black

Mainstreaming

Atlantis of the Conchs I-V

Fin de Siècle

Publicans and Sinners

Franchises

Retouching Walker Evans

Texarkana

Knowledge Is Power

Against Activism

Arithmetic Equals Numerology

Mathematics Is Never Any Help

Other Directed

Method

An Attempt to Explain Anorexia Nervosa to Lillian Russell

One of the Boys

Links

Invitations

Open Wounds

Laying It on the Line

Random Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226096179
Author:
Cassity, Turner
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Poets Series
Series Volume:
Bd. 4
Publication Date:
19910618
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
91
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by , Cassity's new collection turns an icy needle-spray on topics as diverse as a Polynesian firedance, Johannes Brahms, and the Banque de l' Indo-Chine. Breaking a pact with himself, Cassity has written two poems about the South, which, the poet claims, are unlikely 'to cause professional 'Southerns anything except discomfort.'
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