Acts of Mind: Conversations with Contemporary Poets

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Index
Absence, 10, 13, 23, 28, 51, 77, 97, 103, 193. See also Presence
Adams, Henry, 123
AI, 182
Aiken, Conrad, 7
Allen, Donald, 167
Ammons, A. R.: interview with, 32-38; "The Arc Inside and Out," 38; "Clarity," 33; "Essay on Poetics," 36; "The Flaw," 36; "Hibernaculum," 34; "Hieroglyphic Gathered," 38; "One: Many," 33; "Possibility Along a Line of Difference," 36; "Pray Without Ceasing," 32; Snow Poems, 38; Sphere, 33, 35, 36
Armstrong, Louis, 156
Art: visual imagery, 42, 202; collage, 147, 151, 199; "erotics of," 158, 186; and artist, 184, 187; and morality, 187; photographic, 188
Artaud, Antonin, 24
Ashbery, John, 17-18; interview with, 69-76; "And UT PICTURA POESIS Is her Name," 71; "Five Pedantic Pieces," 71; "Fragment," 73; "Grand Galop," 70, 73; "The Hills and Shadows of a New Adventure," 69; "Houseboat Days," 75; "Indelible, Inedible," 73; "Litany," 74; "No Way of Knowing," 70; "Self Portrait In a Convex Mirror," 72; Shadow Train, 75; "Soonest Mended," 75; "Syringa," 72; Three Poems, 69, 71, 75; "Voyage in the Blue," 70; "Worsening Situation," 70
Auden, W. H., 151
Author, 16, 25; and intention, 1; opposed to narrator, 3; "death of," 25, 26. See also Voice
Bach, Johann S., 105
Bachelard, Gaston, 42, 132, 135, 161
Barthes, Roland, 8, 31, 74, 78, 123
Baudelaire, Charles, 144
Beginnings, 25, 38, 52, 101, 102, 147, 152; and rebeginnings, 49, 51, 148, 156-57, 171; and birth, 99; and ends, 105, 129; as thresholds, 116; not absolute, 138; transitive and intransitive, 146. See also Origin
Bell, Marvin, 44; interview with, 61-68; "Birds Who Nest in the Garage," 61; "The Canal at Rye," 61, 66; "Dew at the Edge of a Leaf," 67; The Escape Into You, 66; "Haleakala Crater, Maui," 64; "The Hedgeapple," 61, 68; "The Hole in the Sea," 63; "Late Naps," 66; "Life," 63; "Memory," 67; "A Motor," 66; "New Students," 67; "The Perfection of Dentistry," 66; Residue of Song, 62, 67, 68; "The Self and the Mulberry," 65; "Self-Made Man," 61; "Someone Is Probably Dead," 66; "Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See," 62; Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See, 62, 65, 68; "To His Solitary Reader," 67; "To No One in Particular," 61; "Trinket," 65; "Virtuoso of X," 67; "We Have Known," 64; "What Are We, What Are We Not," 66; "What Lasts," 63
Bergson, Henri, 43
Blackburn, Paul, 124
Blake, William, 117, 118
Bloom, Harold, 70, 168, 197
Bly, Robert, 176, 193
Booth, Philip: interview with, 84-92; Available Light, 86, 87, 89; "Dark," 89; "A Dream of Russia," 85; "Graffito," 89; "Heart of Darkness," 89; "How to See Deer," 84; "Islanders," 90; "It Is Being," 90; "Let the Trees," 84; "Lives," 87; "Moment," 89, 90; "The Owl," 87; "Panic," 90; "Photographer," 89; "Snapshots from Kentucky," 89; "Stove," 84; "Strata," 89; "Strip," 91; "Voyages," 90; "Watch," 90; "The Winter of Separation," 90

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • The Path of Saying 1
  • The Sanctioned Babel 7
  • Untelling the Hour 13
  • The Domain of the Marvelous Prey 19
  • The Hallowing of the Everyday 27
  • Event: Corrective: Cure 32
  • Stepping into the Sky 39
  • Unnaming the Myths 48
  • On the Horizon of Time 53
  • Distilled from Thin Air 61
  • The Imminence of a Revelation 69
  • Renaming the Present 77
  • Lives We Keep Wanting to Know 84
  • Doubling the Difference 93
  • Questions of Will 101
  • Settling in Another Field 107
  • Living the Layers of Time 113
  • Double Vision 120
  • Emergencies of the Moment 126
  • The Languages of Illusion 132
  • The Mystery of Things That Are 140
  • Before the Beginning 146
  • On the Margins of Dreams 153
  • Unbreakable Codes 158
  • Projecting the Literal Word 164
  • Answering the Dark 172
  • Shaping Our Choices 178
  • Magic: Power 183
  • On the Periphery of Time 191
  • The Candle in the Pitcher 196
  • Selected Bibliography 206
  • Index 213
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