ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

These poems, sometimes in earlier versions, appeared in the following publications: Boulevard: "An Emigré in Autumn"; Cumberland Poetry Review: "The Burning Ladder"; The Hudson Review: "An Elegy for Vladimir de Pachmann," "Lives of the Great Composers," "God Only Knows," "Daily Horoscope," "His Three Women," "Parts of Summer Weather," "View from the Second Story," "Photograph of My Mother as a Young Girl," "Eastern Standard Time," "A Short History of Tobacco," "The End of a Season," "In Cheever Country"; New England Review: "Song from a Courtyard Window"; The New Yorker: "Garden on the Campagna," "California Hills in August," "Speech from a Novella," "In Chandler Country"; The Ontario Review: "Bix Beiderbecke," "Insomnia"; Paris Review: "Flying over Clouds"; Pequod: "Waiting in the Airport," "Instructions for the Afternoon"; Poetry: "My Secret Life," "The Journey, the Arrival and the Dream," "Cuckoos," "Thanks for Remembering Us," "The Sunday News," "The Country Wife," "Cruising with the Beachboys," "The End"; The Poetry Review: "The Room Upstairs"; Sequoia: "The Mad Nun," "The Letter"; Southwest Review: "Pornotopia," "Four Speeches for Pygmalion"; The Threepenny Review: "The Man in the Open Doorway"; Vanderbilt Poetry Review: "A Curse on Geographers."

Some poems were also reprinted in limited-edition chapbooks or broadsides by the following presses: Aralia Press: "View from the Second Story," "Insomnia"; Bowery Press ( New York Center for Book Arts): TWO POEMS; Ex Ophidia: "JOURNEYS IN SUNLIGHT"; The Press at Colorado College: "Sunday Night in Santa Rosa"; The Windhover Press: "DAILY HOROSCOPE".

"Sunday Night in Santa Rosa" first appeared in the anthology, A Green Place, edited by William Jay Smith.

"The Sunday News," "Bix Beiderbecke" and "Photograph of My Mother as a Young Girl" also appeared in the 1984 edition of Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry. "Parts of Summer Weather" and "Speech from a Novella" appeared in the 1985 edition.

The author thanks these editors and printers for their generous support.

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  • Title Page v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents xi
  • I 1
  • II- Daily Horoscope 23
  • III 31
  • IV- Journeys in Sunlight 53
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  • Notes ON THE POEMS 89
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