Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003

Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003

by Richard Howard

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The poems of Richard Howard are noted for their unique dramatic force and for preserving, in their graceful, exquisitely wrought lines, human utterance at its most urbane. Inner Voices, the first volume to draw together material from Howard's twelve books of poems, leaves no doubt as to why he has been called "a powerful presence in American poetry for 40 years" (The New York Times Book Review).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374529901
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/12/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Richard Howard is a poet, scholar, teacher, critic, and translator. Inner Voices is published simultaneously by FSG with Howard's Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003. He teaches at Columbia University and is poetry editor of The Paris Review.

Table of Contents

L'Invitation au Voyage3
Sandusky-New York5
A Far Cry After a Close Call11
Seeing Cousin Phyllis Off13
Bonnard: A Novel15
The Author of Christine18
An Old Dancer21
Untitled Subjects
1801: Among the Papers of the Envoy to Constantinople25
1851: A Message to Denmark Hill28
1881: A Beatification33
1889: Alassio36
November, 188944
1890: Further Echoes of the Late Lord Leighton57
1891: An Idyll59
1907: A Proposal from Paris67
1915: A Pre-Raphaelite Ending, London73
Beyond Words81
From Tarragona83
Giovanni Da Fiesole on the Sublime, or Fra Angelico's Last Judgment86
From Beyoglu88
Two-Part Inventions
After the Facts95
Infirmities [from Talking Cures]104
The Lesson of the Master114
A Natural Death137
Fellow Feelings
Personal Values162
Howard's Way164
The Giant on Giant-Killing169
Vocational Guidance172
Venetian Interior, 1889176
Purgatory, formerly Paradise180
A Commission191
Homage to Nadar194
Charles Garnier194
Sarah Bernhardt195
Victor Hugo197
Honore Daumier198
Jacques Offenbach200
Gioachino Rossini201
Richard Wagner203
Charles Baudelaire204
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt206
Gustave Dore207
Theophile Gautier209
George Sand210
Lining Up
Lining Up217
On Hearing Your Lover Is Going to the Baths Tonight221
Carrion (continued)223
At the Monument to Pierre Louys226
Ithaca: The Palace at Four a.m.229
Cygnus cygnus to Leda232
Move Still, Still So237
No Traveller
Even in Paris247
Love Which Alters272
Concerning K275
Like Most Revelations
Poem Beginning with a Line by Isadora Duncan313
A Lost Art316
For Robert Phelps, Dead at Sixty-six320
Like Most Revelations324
Writing Off325
For James Boatwright, 1937-88329
For David Kalstone, 1932-86332
To the Tenth Muse338
Dorothea Tanning's Cousins345
Nikolaus Mardruz to Ferdinand, Count of Tyrol, 1565347
Mrs. Eden in Town for the Day354
Homage to Antonio Canaletto356
Family Values I360
Family Values II363
Family Values III366
The Job Interview369
For Mona Van Duyn, Going On372
Lee Krasner: Porcelain, a Collage375
A Sibyl of 1979377
The Manatee379
Les Travaux d'Alexandre381
Among the Missing383
Our Spring Trip384
Henri Fantin-Latour: Un Coin de table, 1873388
At Sixty-five390
Talking Cures
Close Encounters of Another Kind395
Knowing When to Stop397
The Masters on the Movies405
Now, Voyager (1942)405
Lost Horizon (1937)406
Woman of the Year (1942)408
King Kong (1933)409
Queen Christina (1933)410
Portrait in Pastel of the Volunteer Friedrich-August Klaatsch, 1813414
Hanging the Artist417
Elementary Principles at Seventy-two420
Index of Titles and First Lines421

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