Like a fragile index of the world : poems for David Skorton
Fragile index of the world
For David Skorton in celebration of his inauguration as the twelfth president of Cornell University, September 7, 2006.
Includes: The meaning box / Fred Muratori -- Come to me / Peter Fortunato -- Triphammer Bridge / A.R. Ammons -- Irregular iambics / Vladimir Nabokov -- Weather inventions / Emily Rosko -- Psalm I / Baxter Hathaway -- Slate / Alice Fulton -- Poem ("Yes lord I am") / Christopher Nealon -- A selection of haiku / Tom Clausen -- The glowworm / Kenneth A. McClane -- Only the heart / Ogago Ifowodo -- Taking a history / Elizabeth Holmes -- Love poem: starting over / Stephen Tapscott -- The stories tell the land / Deborah Tall -- To the author of glare / David Lehman -- from the sequence All (for Ken McClane) / C.S. Giscombe -- Evanescence / Phyllis Janowitz -- An entomological soiree / Nancy Vieira Couto -- Ithaca / Lyrae van Clief-Stefanon -- Seeing Ren Hongjun off to Sichuan / Hu Shi -- The cost of lingering / Gail Holst-Warhaft -- Winter was a white page / Jon Stallworthy -- Lift-to-drag ratios / Roald Hoffmann -- from Severance songs / Joshua Corey -- Occupation / Jonathan Monroe -- Open slowly; / Kate Light -- Standing in doorways / Lisa M. Steinmen -- does the eagle know what's in the pit / Gina Franco -- untitled / Sasha Skenderija -- Beside the point / Stephen Cushman -- Rainmaker / Larissa Szporluk -- A selection of haiku / Franklin W. Robinson -- The quietest song / Laura (Riding) Jackson -- School prayer / Diane Ackerman -- Apples / Mary Gilliland -- W.D. picks a bouquet for cock Robin but cannot separate the thorns from the flowers / W.D. Snodgrass -- Elegy for the luminous / Laura Glenn -- Rearview mirror / Robert Morgan.Also included here are audio and video recordings of the author's reading their poems.
Offices of Humanities Communications and Publications and Marketing at Cornell University
Skorton, David J.; Cornell University; Presidents
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Like a fragile index of the world : poems for David Skorton / written by Cornellians, past and present ; selected by Alice Fulton. [Ithaca, N.Y.] : Produced by the Offices of Humanities Communications and Publications and Marketing at Cornell University, .