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Bone Palace Ballet

Published in 1997 by Black Sparrow Press

God's Man - pg. 17 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Not Normal - pg. 21 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1983-1990
Classical - pg. 23 - manuscript - 1991
The Puking Lady - pg. 25
Depression Kid - pg. 30
Burlesque - pg. 34
First Love - pg. 37 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
The First Love - pg. 37 - manuscript - 1974
Mountain - pg. 40 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1991
Field Exercises - pg. 43
What Will The Neighbors Think? - pg. 45
Full Circle - pg. 49
A Place In Philly - pg. 53
The Kenyon Review And Other Matters - pg. 55 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1983-1990
Big Night On The Town - pg. 57 - circa 1992
Total Madness - pg. 59 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1993 - circa 1993
On The Bum - pg. 64
Society Should Realize - pg. 67 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Madman - pg. 69
Nazi - pg. 71
16 Jap Machine Gun Bullets - pg. 73
Bar Stool - pg. 75
The Mirror Game - pg. 81 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1983-1990
Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire! - pg. 83 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
The Inspection - pg. 84 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Somewhere In Texas - pg. 87 - circa 1992
City Boy - pg. 89 - circa 1992
The Strange Morning Outside The Bar - pg. 93 - circa 1993
A $15 Boy And A $1500 Casket - pg. 98
Rosary - pg. 101
The Smirking Dark - pg. 103
Two Crazies - pg. 106
A Note On The Masses - pg. 108 - manuscript - 1991
Lord Byron - pg. 111 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
The Weak - pg. 115
A Tough Time - pg. 116
Some Luck, Somehow - pg. 121 - manuscript - 1991
Art Class - pg. 123
Payoff - pg. 127
Ding-Dong - pg. 129
AFDC For You And Me - pg. 133
I Know You - pg. 134 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Bone Palace Ballet - pg. 135
Oh - pg. 137
What Can You Do? - pg. 138
My Friend, The Parking Lot Attendant - pg. 140 - manuscript - 1984
Last Will And Testament - pg. 142 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
12 Minutes To Post - pg. 144 - circa 1991
In The Center Of The Action - pg. 145
The Fool Dines Out - pg. 146
The Rock - pg. 149 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1983-1990 - circa 1983
Ah - pg. 150 - circa 1992
Room 106 - pg. 151
In Other Words - pg. 153 - 1981
The Horseplayer - pg. 155 - manuscript - 1991
The Big One - pg. 157
The Parade - pg. 158 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1983-1990 - circa 1992
Bum On The Loose - pg. 159
Going Away - pg. 161 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1992
Stag - pg. 162
Late Payment - pg. 164 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1992
2 Horse Collars - pg. 165 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Counsel - pg. 166 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
The Fighter - pg. 167
My Worst Rejection Slip - pg. 168 - circa 1994
40,000 - pg. 173 - circa 1994
Coffeeshop - pg. 176
Poetry Readings - pg. 181 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Journey To The End - pg. 185 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Upon Reading A Critical Review - pg. 186
The Beautiful Lady - pg. 187
Black - pg. 188
My Style - pg. 189 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1979
Dead - pg. 190
A Re-Evaluation - pg. 191 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1986
Snake-Eyes - pg. 192 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Our World - pg. 193
How To Get Rid Of The Purists - pg. 195 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1991
A Curious Thing - pg. 197
The Finger - pg. 201
Don't Forget - pg. 203
Last Call - pg. 204 - circa 1992
Undecent - pg. 206
One Of Those - pg. 207 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Candy-Ass - pg. 209
The Word - pg. 210
Please - pg. 213 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Good Night, Sweet Prince - pg. 215
Drieser Wasn't So Hot Either - pg. 216 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Cruising - pg. 220
The Way It Is - pg. 223 - circa 1992
A Final Word On No Final Words - pg. 225 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Each Man's Hell Is Different - pg. 227 - manuscript - 1985
The Powers That Be - pg. 229
Clever - pg. 231
The Poem - pg. 233 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
My Mail - pg. 235
Walking With The Dead - pg. 239 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Up Through The Night - pg. 240
The Fool - pg. 241 - circa 1994
Hey, Hey, Hey - pg. 243 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1991-1994
Band-Aid - pg. 244
The Dangling Carrot - pg. 247 - circa 1993
Preparation - pg. 248 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Freeway - pg. 249
The New Homeless - pg. 253
The Mail - pg. 255 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1991 - circa 1994
Killing Life - pg. 256 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Wait, It Will Find Us - pg. 257
The X-Factor - pg. 258
Evaluation - pg. 260
The Young Poets - pg. 261
No Return Address - pg. 262 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Yes Sirree! - pg. 263
Snapshot (1985) - pg. 264 - manuscript - 1985
Finished? - pg. 265
The Voice Of Chinaski - pg. 266 - circa 1974-1978
Quotable - pg. 267 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1982
Interview - pg. 268 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1983
The Lady Who Looks Forever Young - pg. 270 - 1984
An Answer - pg. 271
A Model - pg. 273 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1991
My Companion - pg. 274 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991
The Barometer - pg. 276
The Rivers - pg. 279 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1983-1990 - circa 1994
Dark, And Darker - pg. 281
The Room - pg. 282 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1983-1990
The Two Toughest - pg. 284 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1983
The Darkening Life - pg. 286
Those Good People - pg. 287 - manuscript - 1991
Horse Fly - pg. 288 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Night Cap - pg. 289 - manuscript - 1991
Action - pg. 291
Playtime - pg. 295 - circa 1991
Poem For My 71st Birthday - pg. 296
Slow Night - pg. 297 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991
The Racetrack Salutes You! - pg. 299 - manuscript - circa 1983-1990
Alone - pg. 300 - circa 1993
The Joke - pg. 302 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Glasgow - pg. 304
Owl - pg. 307 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Dostoevsky - pg. 308 - circa 1992
My Computer - pg. 309
Thanks To The Computer - pg. 312
Safe - pg. 313
3 Blacks - pg. 315
Life Like A Big Tender Glove - pg. 316
The Old Guy In The Piano Bar - pg. 317
Nights And Years - pg. 319
Quiet In A Quiet Night - pg. 320
A Little Cafe on 6th Street - pg. 322 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1982
Death In The Modern Age - pg. 325
Too Hot - pg. 326
The Last Song - pg. 327
Reunion - pg. 328 - circa 1992
Disgusting - pg. 329
Bach, Come Back - pg. 331 - circa 1992
The Modern Life - pg. 333 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1992 - circa 1992
Mailbag - pg. 334 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Self-Invited - pg. 336 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Old - pg. 338 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1992
The Young - pg. 340
Belfast - pg. 344
The Dream - pg. 345
Returning To An Old Love - pg. 347 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1991
Cool Fur - pg. 348 - 1991
Old? - pg. 349 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1991
A Problem - pg. 351
Taken - pg. 354
Welcome Darkness - pg. 356 - manuscript - 1991
Bach - pg. 357
Great Jazz - pg. 358
A Moment - pg. 360
Wondrous - pg. 361
Fact - pg. 362
There - pg. 363

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