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Consideration of the guitar : new and selected poems /
Ray Gonzalez.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2005.
description
205 p.
ISBN
1929918704 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2005.
isbn
1929918704 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5500698
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Minnesota Book Awards, USA, 2006 : Nominated
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Booklist, October 2005
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Summaries
Main Description
This collection balances ample selections from award-winning poet Ray Gonzalez's six previous books with 30 new poems. Gonzalez's early poems are dominated by Southwest desert landscapes and deal with the pressure of conflicts between border cultures. More recent poems upend prevailing stories about historical figures, artists, and writers, create new animal myths, and push traditional boundaries of the free verse lyric deeper into surrealism. Ray Gonzalezhas published 14 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and has edited 12 anthologies. He is the poetry editor of The Bloomsbury Review and founder of the poetry journal LUNA . He is a full professor in the MFA creative writing program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Main Description
This collection balances ample selections from award-winning poet Ray Gonzalez’s six previous books with 30 new poems. Gonzalez’s early poems are dominated by Southwest desert landscapes and deal with the pressure of conflicts between border cultures. More recent poems upend prevailing stories about historical figures, artists, and writers, create new animal myths, and push traditional boundaries of the free verse lyric deeper into surrealism. Ray Gonzalez has published 14 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and has edited 12 anthologies. He is the poetry editor of The Bloomsbury Review and founder of the poetry journal LUNA . He is a full professor in the MFA creative writing program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Main Description
This collection balances ample selections from award-winning poet Ray Gonzalez's six previous books with 30 new poems. Gonzalez's early poems are dominated by Southwest desert landscapes and deal with the pressure of conflicts between border cultures. More recent poems upend prevailing stories about historical figures, artists, and writers, create new animal myths, and push traditional boundaries of the free verse lyric deeper into surrealism. Ray Gonzalez has published 14 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and has edited 12 anthologies. He is the poetry editor of The Bloomsbury Review and founder of the poetry journal LUNA . He is a full professor in the MFA creative writing program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Main Description
This collection balances ample selections from award-winning poet Ray Gonzalez's six previous books with 30 new poems. Gonzalez's early poems are dominated by Southwest desert landscapes and deal with the pressure of conflicts between border cultures. More recent poems upend prevailing stories about historical figures, artists, and writers, create new animal myths, and push traditional boundaries of the free verse lyric deeper into surrealism. Ray Gonzalez has published 14 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and has edited 12 anthologies. He is the poetry editor of The Bloomsbury Review and founder of the poetry journal LUNA. He is a full professor in the MFA creative writing program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Main Description
Thirty new poems and ample selections from six of Gonzalez's previous poetry books.
Table of Contents
Consideration of the Guitar: New Poems
Speak Easyp. 13
The Carved Hands at San Miguelp. 14
Over the Shoulderp. 15
Sending Youp. 16
The Skeleton of the Lizardp. 18
Every Ten Years, a Hawk Kills Before Mep. 19
Runaway Trainp. 20
Fierce Godp. 21
Emergep. 24
Intop. 26
Stopping Along the Rio Grande North of Hatch, New Mexicop. 28
The Light at Mesillap. 29
Ascending the Stone Steps at the Gran Quivira Ruinsp. 31
Andre Breton at Zuni Pueblo, 1945p. 33
Rattlesnakes Hammered on the Wallp. 35
In the Time of the Totemp. 36
The Wolf Tablep. 37
Immediacyp. 39
The Hidingp. 40
Celestial Longingp. 42
The Horns at Sierra Ladrone, New Mexicop. 43
A Poem in Every Directionp. 45
Feverp. 47
Consideration of the Guitarp. 48
The Wallsp. 50
The Burningp. 53
Memorizep. 57
I Have Been Servedp. 59
The Promises of Glassp. 61
Hymn for the Tonguep. 62
The Maskp. 63
Anotherp. 65
After Reading Rexroth, I Stand by the Rio Grandep. 66
Celebratep. 68
My Brothersp. 69
from The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande (2002)
There Will Be Centuriesp. 73
Tiny Clay Doll with No Armsp. 75
For the Other Worldp. 77
I Hear the Bells of the Ice Cream Vendor Outside My Doorp. 79
Kiva Floor at Abop. 80
Granadillap. 82
Federico Garcia Lorca's Deskp. 83
The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grandep. 84
What You Will Rememberp. 85
I Am Afraid of the Moonp. 87
Falling into a Facep. 88
Kick the Heartp. 89
What the Cottonwood Saidp. 91
from Cabato Sentora (1999)
Calling the White Donkeyp. 97
Under the Freeway in El Pasop. 98
Cabatop. 100
The Hawk in the Yardp. 101
Two Striped Lizardsp. 102
The Finger Mothp. 103
From the Facep. 105
The Angels of Juarez, Mexicop. 106
Whitep. 108
Brown Potp. 113
Beyond Havingp. 115
The Head of Pancho Villap. 116
At the Rio Grande near the End of the Centuryp. 117
from The Heat of Arrivals (1996)
Watching a Film of Van Gogh on Christmas Evep. 121
The Eagle in the Ashesp. 123
In the Time of the Scorpionp. 124
Sueno de Mexicop. 126
Rattlesnake Dance, Coronado Hills, 1966p. 129
The Grandfatherp. 132
Snakeskinp. 133
Neverp. 134
The Energy of Clayp. 135
Ode to the Family of Spidersp. 137
Late Night Moonp. 140
The Magnetsp. 142
from Railroad Face (1995)
The Bellp. 147
Before the Factsp. 148
Railroad Facep. 149
Disguisep. 151
Roberto Denies He Is Superstitiousp. 157
Roberto Talks to His Dead Brotherp. 158
Roberto Anticipates These Gifts from His Dying Fatherp. 159
Roberto Recalls His Dead Grandfatherp. 160
Roberto Concerning His Youthp. 161
Roberto Goes for a Walk After the Warp. 162
Five Bird Songsp. 163
Adultp. 167
Knowingp. 169
from Twilights and Chants (1987)
Sittingp. 173
One Dayp. 174
The Opinion at Point Lomap. 175
Sunset and Moonrise over Cuchillo, New Mexicop. 177
Christmas Eve, Aguirre Springs, New Mexico, 1984p. 179
Twilights and Chantsp. 182
Hiding the Stone Horsep. 183
Absence of Lizardsp. 184
Testamentp. 186
Saving the Candlesp. 187
from From the Restless Roots (1986)
Prayerp. 191
Sundayp. 192
How Far Back?p. 193
Ascendingp. 194
Four Towns, Don Juan de Onate Trail, New Mexicop. 195
Through the Creek, Cloride, New Mexicop. 198
Diamondback on the Trailp. 200
The Clay Bowlsp. 201
The Poem at the End of the Worldp. 202
Acknowledgmentsp. 204
About the Authorp. 205
Colophonp. 208
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