Giving Their Word: Conversations with Contemporary Poets

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SELECTED SOURCES

Bei Dao

Unlock. Translated by Eliot Weinberger and Iona Man-Cheong (New Directions, 2000).

Old Snow. Translated by McDougall and Chen Maiping (New Directions Books, 1991).

The August Sleepwalker. Translated by Bonnie S. McDougall (New Directions Books, 1988).


Rita Dove

On the Bus with Rosa Parks (W. W. Norton, 1999).

Grace Notes (W. W. Norton, 1989).

Thomas and Beulah (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1986).


Martín Espada

A Mayan Astronomer in Hell's Kitchen (W. W. Norton, 2000).

Imagine the Angels of Bread (W. W. Norton, 1996).

Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover's Hands (Curbstone Press, 1990).


Carolyn Forché

The Angel of History (HarperCollins, 1994).

Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness (W. W. Norton, 1993).

The Country Between Us (Harper and Row, 1981).


Donald Hall

Without (Houghton Mifflin, 1998).

Old and New Poems (Ticknor & Fields, 1990).

The One Day (Ticknor & Fields, 1988).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Preface ix
  • Giving Their Word *
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 9
  • 1 - —Opening the Moment 11
  • 2 - —A Solitary Walk 39
  • 3 - —Poetry and the Common Work 65
  • 4 - —The Toy of Language 75
  • 5 - —The Words Worth Saying 95
  • 6 - —The Work That Makes a Home 109
  • 7 - —New Life in the Barn 129
  • 8 - —The Poetry of Witness 147
  • 9 - —Poetry and the Burden of History 169
  • 10 - —The Communal Voice 183
  • 11 - —A Chorus of Voices 199
  • 12 - —Reclaiming the Word 221
  • 13 - —Without and Within 237
  • Selected Sources 267
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