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Readings for Amherst Today Fall 2011

Below are the lists of poems that will be discussed at Amherst Today.  You should have already recieved two books in the mail with these poems.  If not, please contact us right away at mlarmon@amherst.edu.

Reading list for:

James Merrill

David Ferry


JAMES MERRILL

 The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace    (1959)

            The Charioteer of Delphi    9

            Mirror    11

 Water Street    (1962)

            An Urban Convalescence    21

            Angel    32

            A Tenancy    34

 Nights and Days    (1966)

            The Broken Home    52

            Days of 1964    72

 The Fire Screen    (1969)

            Last Words    84

            Matinées   87

 Braving the Elements    (1972)

            After the Fire    112

            Willowware Cup    129

            from Up and Down  (The Emerald)    130

            Days of 1971    133

 Divine Comedies    1976

            The Kimono    142

             Lost in Translation    143

  The Changing Light at Sandover  (1982)

          from The Book of Ephraim  (A, B, C)    175

 Late Settings    (1985)

            The Pier: Under Pisces    185

            Bronze    190

  The Inner Room    (1988)

           Ginger Beef    208

            Dead Center    211

            Investiture at Cecconi’s    219

            Farewell Performance    220

 A Scattering of Salts    (1995)

            Snow Jobs    235

            Vol. XLIV, No. 3    239

            b o d y    240

            Family Week at Oracle Ranch    242

            Self-Portrait in Tyvek™ Windbreaker    251

 Collected Poems    (2001)

            Christmas Tree    266

            Days of 1994    268

 

DAVID FERRY

 Of No Country I Know    (1999)

 On the Way to the Island    (1960)

            The Crippled Girl, The Rose    81

            Descriptive    95

            Aubade    96

 Strangers: A Book of Poems    (1983)

            Out at Lanesville    130

            Rereading Old Writing    163

 Dwelling Places: Poems and Translations    (1993)

            Dives    170

            The Guest Ellen at the Supper for Street People    172

            Civilization and Its Discontents    175

            Epigram    187

            Horses    191

            The Lesson    199

 The Odes of Horace: A Translation    (1997)

            To Tyndaris  (i.17)    253

 New Poems and Translations    (1999)

            Character Analysis of Mary in Earlier Life    4

            At Lake Hopatcong    5

            Movie Star Peter at the Supper for Street People    13

            An Autumn Afternoon    26

            Down by the River    29

            That Evening at Dinner    40   

Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations    (2012)
Sent as an attachement to your email on 9/6/11.  Please contact us if you did not recieve it.

            Soul    6

            Brunswick, Maine, Early Winter, 2000    16

            Measure 100    19

            Anguilla  (Eugenio Montale, “L’Anguilla”)    25

            In the Reading Room    26

            Willoughby Spit    43

            Reading Arthur Gold’s “Trolley Poem”    59

            Lake Water    76

            The White Skunk    78

            That Now Are Wild and Do Not Remember    82

            The Birds    92