Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dragonfly (pages vii-viii) Contents


And now Dragonfly's Table of Contents. The page numbers given are the same as those in the book; click on the page number for the blog post that features the poem on that page in the book.

Since the book, at this point, is still being posted in the blog little by little, not all the page-number links will be live right away. I'll fill in links as stuff gets posted.



Contents


         
ix     Introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa

1     First Hand-Plant: Skating the Petaluma Ramp

3   Gallery of the Mind

4   Tutankhamun, September 1979

6     Miraculous Dragonfly

7     Mosquito / Manila Haiku

8     Crosses

10     Pacific Crossing

12     Shiites, 1985

14     Ferdinand Marcos, Shadow Boxing at His Mirror, on the Occasion of His Wife Imelda's Arraignment in New York City, November 1988, Where She Wore a Ballroom Gown

15     Imelda Marcos discusses with Ferdinand the Gala Party She Gave on September 11, 1990, to Celebrate His 73rd Birthday Posthumously

16     Gambling

18     Uncle Ray Shoots Craps with Elvis

20     Jive Talk

22     After the Gig: Saint Agnes Teen Club Dance

23   Carlos Santana in Concert: Berkeley, 1983

24     "Are You Experienced?"



         

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25     Janis, 1987

26     Hot Club de France Reprise on MTV

28     Gawain's Rap

29     At the Poetry Reading in Science B 135, A Snowstorm

30     Hunter: A Sculpture in Glass

32     Morgan Kali Murray

33     An Aviation Engineer's Tribute to Leonardo

35     Halloween 1963

37     Tunnel Rat

38     Veterans Day 1987

40     Vietnam Era Vet

42     Heirloom

44     A Note About the Author

         








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It's been an interesting experience posting Dragonfly so far, even though I'm still pretty much at the beginning of the project. Looking at the table of contents brings back memories about what was going on in my life as I was writing and workshopping these poems. I'll share those in due time as more pages are posted in the blog.

Incidentally, some of these poems are still very much "alive" out in the world; for example, the two Marcos poems above are due to be published soon in the Philippines in a literary anthology about the Marcoses, and I have written a third poem to accompany these two. The new poem deals with Ferdinand and Imelda's son Bongbong (actually Ferdinand Marcos Jr., but with a childhood nickname that has unfortunately followed him into adulthood and into public life). This kind of naming, inexplicable as it may be, is fairly common in the Philippines.

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