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The best American erotic poems : from 1800 to the present, edited by David Lehman

Label
The best American erotic poems : from 1800 to the present
Title
The best American erotic poems
Title remainder
from 1800 to the present
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Lehman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811.008/03538
Index
index present
LC call number
PS595.E76
LC item number
B47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lehman, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Erotic poetry, American
Target audience
adult
Label
The best American erotic poems : from 1800 to the present, edited by David Lehman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Come slowly-- Eden!"
  • "(The floating poem, unnumbered)"
  • Adrienne Rich
  • "The beekeeper's daughter"
  • Sylvia Plath
  • "Fellatio"
  • John Updike
  • "The couple"
  • Mark Strand
  • "Dinner at George & Katie Schneeman's"
  • Ted Berrigan
  • "Wild nights-- wild nights"
  • "Conjugal"
  • Russell Edson
  • "to a dark moses"
  • Lucille Clifton
  • "Heart art"
  • Frederick Seidel
  • "Salt in the afternoon
  • Marge Piercy
  • "Ethics"
  • C.K. Williams
  • "He fumbles at your soul"
  • "Breasts"
  • Charles Simic
  • "Pinup"
  • Billy Collins
  • "Desire"
  • Stephen Dobyns
  • "Against Botticelli"
  • Robert Hass
  • "Kept burning and distant"
  • Linda Gregg
  • "I groped for him before I knew"
  • "The sisters of sexual treasure"
  • Sharon Olds
  • "The encounter"
  • Louise Gl?ck
  • "By the nape"
  • Sandra Alcosser
  • "Resolution"
  • Paul Violi
  • "Walter Raleigh, courtier and explorer, beheaded by King James I, 1618"
  • Robert Olen Butler
  • "In winter in my room"
  • "A man and a woman"
  • Alan Feldman
  • "First turn to me..."
  • Bernadette Mayer
  • "Disparu"
  • Honor Moore
  • "The evangelist"
  • Star Black
  • "Gate C22"
  • Ellen Bass
  • Emily Dickinson
  • "Twenty-year marriage"
  • Ai
  • "The shirt"
  • Jane Kenyon
  • "Lust"
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • "She lays"
  • Molly Peacock
  • "The body is the flower"
  • James Cummins
  • "Assurance"
  • "Gig at Big Al's"
  • Heather McHugh
  • "Dreaming of Rio at sixteen"
  • Lynn Emanuel
  • "Poem"
  • Denis Johnson
  • "Alley cat love song"
  • Dana Gioia
  • "To his penis"
  • Paul Jones
  • Emma Lazarus
  • "The snake in the garden considers Daphne"
  • William Wadsworth
  • "It never happened"
  • Marc Cohen
  • "In an empty garden"
  • Judith Hall
  • from Shot up in the sexual revolution (The true adventures of Suzy Creamcheese)
  • Cynthia Huntington --
  • "Terminus"
  • Edith Wharton
  • "On a young lady's going into a shower bath"
  • "The subverted flower"
  • Robert Frost
  • "Anticipation"
  • Amy Lowell
  • from Lifting belly
  • Gertrude Stein
  • "Peter Quince at the clavier"
  • Wallace Stevens
  • "Young Sycamore"
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Francis Scott Key
  • "Sea Holly"
  • Conrad Aiken
  • Sonnet ("I too beneath your moon, almighty Sex")
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • "as
  • we lie side by side
  • my little breasts [...]"
  • E.E. Cummings
  • "Sonnets to some sexual organs"
  • H. Phelps Putnam
  • "Song" ("I saw thee on thy bridal day")
  • "Episode of hands"
  • Hart Crane
  • "Desire"
  • Langston Hughes
  • from The love poems of Marichiko
  • Kenneth Rexroth
  • "The platonic blow"
  • W.H. Auden
  • "It is marvellous-- "
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • "It was in Vegas"
  • J.V. Cunningham
  • "Life story"
  • Tennessee Williams
  • "What I see"
  • Muriel Rukeyser
  • "A new pair"
  • May Swenson
  • "The milkman"
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner
  • "I sing the body electric"
  • "Coffee and sweet rolls"
  • Ruth Stone
  • from Letter to an imaginary friend
  • Thomas McGrath
  • "The torso"
  • Robert Duncan
  • "Hunk of rock"
  • Charles Bukowski
  • "Assignment"
  • Hayden Carruth
  • Walt Whitman
  • "A late aubade"
  • Richard Wilbur
  • "A photograph"
  • James Schuyler
  • "Summer storm"
  • Louis Simpson
  • "2nd tale : return
  • Robin Blaser
  • "To orgasms"
  • Kenneth Koch
  • from Sonnets : a sequence on profane love
  • "Their sex life"
  • A.R. Ammons
  • "The once-over"
  • Paul Blackburn
  • "Love poem on theme by Whitman"
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • "Peeled wands"
  • James Merrill
  • "To the harbormaster"
  • Frank O'Hara
  • George Henry Boker
  • "Trying to write a poem while the couple in the apartment overhead make love"
  • David Wagoner
  • "Last gods"
  • Galway Kinnell
  • "When I was young"
  • Donad Hall
  • "December 11th"
  • Anne Sexton
  • "Move still, still so"
  • Richard Howard
  • "After school, street football, eighth grade"
  • Dennis Cooper
  • "Lilacs in NYC"
  • Mark Doty
  • "Visitation"
  • Tony Hoagland
  • "Wan Chu's wife in bed"
  • Richard Jones
  • "Pretty piece of tail"
  • Harryette Mullen
  • "The little black book"
  • "The divorc?e and gin"
  • Kim Addonizio
  • "Mirrors"
  • Sarah Arvio
  • "Platypus"
  • Dean Young
  • "Ode to semen"
  • Amy Gerstler
  • "My lavenderdom"
  • Sarah Maclay
  • Paul Muldoon
  • "Bareback pantoum"
  • Cecilia Woloch
  • "Demographics"
  • Catherine Bowman
  • "Poem"
  • Ed Smith
  • "How to have an orgasm : examples"
  • Nin Andrews
  • "I see a man"
  • Carl Phillips
  • from Slave sonnets ("I've been a shit and I hate fucking you now")
  • "House-sitting"
  • Denise Duhamel
  • "At seventeen"
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • "Francesca says more"
  • Olena Kalytiak Davis
  • "Preference"
  • Beth Gylys
  • "On not using the word 'cunt' in a poem"
  • Lisa Williams
  • Bob Flanagan
  • "August in West Hollywood"
  • Deborah Landau
  • "When a man hasn't been kissed"
  • Jeffrey McDaniel
  • "Little beast"
  • Richard Siken
  • "Another motive for metaphor"
  • Jennifer L. Knox
  • "The temp"
  • Janice Erlbaum
  • "The shipfitter's wife"
  • "Misapprehension"
  • Jenny Factor
  • "Me and men"
  • Cate Marvin
  • "Lover"
  • Catherine Wagner
  • "Maelstrom"
  • C. Dale Young
  • "Voluptuary"
  • Brenda Shaughnessy
  • Dorianne Laux
  • "?tude"
  • Kevin Young
  • "On reading poorly transcribed erotica"
  • Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • "Why we shouldn't write love poems, or if we must, why we shouldn't publish them"
  • Beth Ann Fennelly
  • "Preface"
  • Terrance Hayes
  • "Eye-fucked"
  • Catherine Wing
  • "The naked woman"
  • "Body cavity"
  • Ross Martin
  • "Reverence"
  • Sarah Manguso
  • "Lucia"
  • Ravi Shankar
  • "From the other"
  • Laura Cronk
  • "Courtesy"
  • Danielle Pafunda
  • Peter Serchuk
  • "February"
  • Michael Quattrone
  • "Sonnet from the groin"
  • Maggie Wells
  • "Valentine"
  • Noah Michelson
  • "Letter to my love"
  • Heather Christle
  • "Subterranean gnomesick blues, or, the gnome who whet my fleshy tent."
  • Rachel Shukert
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner edition
Extent
xxv, 300 pages
Isbn
9781416537465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007047100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn166373207
  • (Sirsi) o166373207
  • (OCoLC)166373207
Label
The best American erotic poems : from 1800 to the present, edited by David Lehman
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Come slowly-- Eden!"
  • "(The floating poem, unnumbered)"
  • Adrienne Rich
  • "The beekeeper's daughter"
  • Sylvia Plath
  • "Fellatio"
  • John Updike
  • "The couple"
  • Mark Strand
  • "Dinner at George & Katie Schneeman's"
  • Ted Berrigan
  • "Wild nights-- wild nights"
  • "Conjugal"
  • Russell Edson
  • "to a dark moses"
  • Lucille Clifton
  • "Heart art"
  • Frederick Seidel
  • "Salt in the afternoon
  • Marge Piercy
  • "Ethics"
  • C.K. Williams
  • "He fumbles at your soul"
  • "Breasts"
  • Charles Simic
  • "Pinup"
  • Billy Collins
  • "Desire"
  • Stephen Dobyns
  • "Against Botticelli"
  • Robert Hass
  • "Kept burning and distant"
  • Linda Gregg
  • "I groped for him before I knew"
  • "The sisters of sexual treasure"
  • Sharon Olds
  • "The encounter"
  • Louise Gl?ck
  • "By the nape"
  • Sandra Alcosser
  • "Resolution"
  • Paul Violi
  • "Walter Raleigh, courtier and explorer, beheaded by King James I, 1618"
  • Robert Olen Butler
  • "In winter in my room"
  • "A man and a woman"
  • Alan Feldman
  • "First turn to me..."
  • Bernadette Mayer
  • "Disparu"
  • Honor Moore
  • "The evangelist"
  • Star Black
  • "Gate C22"
  • Ellen Bass
  • Emily Dickinson
  • "Twenty-year marriage"
  • Ai
  • "The shirt"
  • Jane Kenyon
  • "Lust"
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • "She lays"
  • Molly Peacock
  • "The body is the flower"
  • James Cummins
  • "Assurance"
  • "Gig at Big Al's"
  • Heather McHugh
  • "Dreaming of Rio at sixteen"
  • Lynn Emanuel
  • "Poem"
  • Denis Johnson
  • "Alley cat love song"
  • Dana Gioia
  • "To his penis"
  • Paul Jones
  • Emma Lazarus
  • "The snake in the garden considers Daphne"
  • William Wadsworth
  • "It never happened"
  • Marc Cohen
  • "In an empty garden"
  • Judith Hall
  • from Shot up in the sexual revolution (The true adventures of Suzy Creamcheese)
  • Cynthia Huntington --
  • "Terminus"
  • Edith Wharton
  • "On a young lady's going into a shower bath"
  • "The subverted flower"
  • Robert Frost
  • "Anticipation"
  • Amy Lowell
  • from Lifting belly
  • Gertrude Stein
  • "Peter Quince at the clavier"
  • Wallace Stevens
  • "Young Sycamore"
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Francis Scott Key
  • "Sea Holly"
  • Conrad Aiken
  • Sonnet ("I too beneath your moon, almighty Sex")
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • "as
  • we lie side by side
  • my little breasts [...]"
  • E.E. Cummings
  • "Sonnets to some sexual organs"
  • H. Phelps Putnam
  • "Song" ("I saw thee on thy bridal day")
  • "Episode of hands"
  • Hart Crane
  • "Desire"
  • Langston Hughes
  • from The love poems of Marichiko
  • Kenneth Rexroth
  • "The platonic blow"
  • W.H. Auden
  • "It is marvellous-- "
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • "It was in Vegas"
  • J.V. Cunningham
  • "Life story"
  • Tennessee Williams
  • "What I see"
  • Muriel Rukeyser
  • "A new pair"
  • May Swenson
  • "The milkman"
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner
  • "I sing the body electric"
  • "Coffee and sweet rolls"
  • Ruth Stone
  • from Letter to an imaginary friend
  • Thomas McGrath
  • "The torso"
  • Robert Duncan
  • "Hunk of rock"
  • Charles Bukowski
  • "Assignment"
  • Hayden Carruth
  • Walt Whitman
  • "A late aubade"
  • Richard Wilbur
  • "A photograph"
  • James Schuyler
  • "Summer storm"
  • Louis Simpson
  • "2nd tale : return
  • Robin Blaser
  • "To orgasms"
  • Kenneth Koch
  • from Sonnets : a sequence on profane love
  • "Their sex life"
  • A.R. Ammons
  • "The once-over"
  • Paul Blackburn
  • "Love poem on theme by Whitman"
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • "Peeled wands"
  • James Merrill
  • "To the harbormaster"
  • Frank O'Hara
  • George Henry Boker
  • "Trying to write a poem while the couple in the apartment overhead make love"
  • David Wagoner
  • "Last gods"
  • Galway Kinnell
  • "When I was young"
  • Donad Hall
  • "December 11th"
  • Anne Sexton
  • "Move still, still so"
  • Richard Howard
  • "After school, street football, eighth grade"
  • Dennis Cooper
  • "Lilacs in NYC"
  • Mark Doty
  • "Visitation"
  • Tony Hoagland
  • "Wan Chu's wife in bed"
  • Richard Jones
  • "Pretty piece of tail"
  • Harryette Mullen
  • "The little black book"
  • "The divorc?e and gin"
  • Kim Addonizio
  • "Mirrors"
  • Sarah Arvio
  • "Platypus"
  • Dean Young
  • "Ode to semen"
  • Amy Gerstler
  • "My lavenderdom"
  • Sarah Maclay
  • Paul Muldoon
  • "Bareback pantoum"
  • Cecilia Woloch
  • "Demographics"
  • Catherine Bowman
  • "Poem"
  • Ed Smith
  • "How to have an orgasm : examples"
  • Nin Andrews
  • "I see a man"
  • Carl Phillips
  • from Slave sonnets ("I've been a shit and I hate fucking you now")
  • "House-sitting"
  • Denise Duhamel
  • "At seventeen"
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • "Francesca says more"
  • Olena Kalytiak Davis
  • "Preference"
  • Beth Gylys
  • "On not using the word 'cunt' in a poem"
  • Lisa Williams
  • Bob Flanagan
  • "August in West Hollywood"
  • Deborah Landau
  • "When a man hasn't been kissed"
  • Jeffrey McDaniel
  • "Little beast"
  • Richard Siken
  • "Another motive for metaphor"
  • Jennifer L. Knox
  • "The temp"
  • Janice Erlbaum
  • "The shipfitter's wife"
  • "Misapprehension"
  • Jenny Factor
  • "Me and men"
  • Cate Marvin
  • "Lover"
  • Catherine Wagner
  • "Maelstrom"
  • C. Dale Young
  • "Voluptuary"
  • Brenda Shaughnessy
  • Dorianne Laux
  • "?tude"
  • Kevin Young
  • "On reading poorly transcribed erotica"
  • Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • "Why we shouldn't write love poems, or if we must, why we shouldn't publish them"
  • Beth Ann Fennelly
  • "Preface"
  • Terrance Hayes
  • "Eye-fucked"
  • Catherine Wing
  • "The naked woman"
  • "Body cavity"
  • Ross Martin
  • "Reverence"
  • Sarah Manguso
  • "Lucia"
  • Ravi Shankar
  • "From the other"
  • Laura Cronk
  • "Courtesy"
  • Danielle Pafunda
  • Peter Serchuk
  • "February"
  • Michael Quattrone
  • "Sonnet from the groin"
  • Maggie Wells
  • "Valentine"
  • Noah Michelson
  • "Letter to my love"
  • Heather Christle
  • "Subterranean gnomesick blues, or, the gnome who whet my fleshy tent."
  • Rachel Shukert
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner edition
Extent
xxv, 300 pages
Isbn
9781416537465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007047100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn166373207
  • (Sirsi) o166373207
  • (OCoLC)166373207

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