The House on Boulevard St

Author: David Kirby
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807132144
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Features poems by David Kirby, done in a three-part scheme as the author puts everything together from youth to mixed blessings.

Wild and Whirling Words

Author: H. L. Hix
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780974599502
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How do poets really think about each other's work? In search of an answer, H.L. Hix invited thirty-three of America's finest and most influential poets, representing diverse backgrounds and approaches, to engage in a conversation. Each volunteered an original poem, which Hix circulated anonymously among six of the other poets. The poems and responses progressed from poet to poet--unfolding, complicating, and sending up sparks of insight, of opinion, of disagreement.--Etruscan Press.

The Ha ha

Author: David Kirby
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807128947
Format: PDF
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A feature of English landscape architecture, a ha-ha is a wall at the bottom of a ditch; its purpose is to allow the presence of cows and sheep on one's lawn, but at an agreeable distance and with none of the malodorous unsightliness that proximity would bring. Similarly, The Ha-Ha, the latest offering from poet David Kirby, is both an exploration of the ways in which the mind invites chaos yet keeps it at a distance and an apologia for humor, reflecting Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh's observation that tragedy is merely underdeveloped comedy. Embracing wit, wide-ranging scholarship, and an equal love of travel as well as the pleasures of home, The Ha-Ha depicts comedy as a radical form of intelligence, a way of thinking that just happens to be noisy and rumbustious. We are staying with Barbara's parents on Oahu, and the first night we're there, I notice an angry-looking man is staring at me out of the neighbor's upstairs window and mumbling something, but the second night I realize that it's that poster of Bo Diddley from the famous Port Arthur concert, and there's a phone wirein front of his face that bobs up and down when the trade winds blow, which they do constantly, making it seem as though Mr. Diddley is saying something to me. From "The Ha-Ha, Part I: The Tao of Bo Diddley" published in The Ha-Ha: Poems by David Kirby. Copyright © 2003 by David Kirby. All rights reserved. - See more at: http://lsupress.org/books/detail/the-ha-ha/#sthash.g8vUSeuN.dpuf