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Author: BIDART, FRANK
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Bidart, Frank    Poet's Biography
40 poems available by this author


ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is something missing in our definition, vision, of a human being:


AN AMERICAN IN HOLLYWOOD        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


BY THESE WATERS    Poem Text    
First Line: What begins in recognition
Last Line: By these waters on my knees I have wept
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CALIFORNIA PLUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: He only thing I miss about los angeles
Subject(s): Cities And Towns; Los Angeles, California


CONFESSIONAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Is she dead?
Last Line: No, I didn't forgive her
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Gays & Lesbians; Clemency; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DARK NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In a dark night, when the light
Subject(s): John Of The Cross, Saint (1542-1591)


ELLEN WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: I love sweets
Subject(s): Eating Disorders


FOR BILL NESTRICK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Out of the rectitude and narrow care of those who
Subject(s): Scholarship & Scholars


FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Bound, hungry to pluck again from the thousand / technologies of ecstasy
Last Line: In all but szigeti’s hands
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


GOLDEN STATE    Poem Text    
First Line: To see my father
Subject(s): Family Life; Death - Fathers; Divorce; Relatives


GUILTY OF DUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Up or down from the infinite c e n t e r


HAMMER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: To be both author of
Last Line: This statue, and the statue itself
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Self


HEART BEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ear early tuned to hear beneath the call to end


HERBERT WHITE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I hit her on the head, it was good
Subject(s): Family Life; Grief; Divorce; Relatives; Sorrow; Sadness


IF I COULD MOURN LIKE A MOURNING DOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is what recurs that we believe
Last Line: Solemn my love to you, frank
Subject(s): Love; Mourning; Bereavement


IF SEE NO END IN IS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What none knows is when, not if


IF SEE NO END IS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What none knows is when, not if.


IN MEMORY OF JOE BRAINARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The remnants of a vast, oceanic


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 1. THE IRREPARABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: First, I was there where unheard
Last Line: Massed above the towers, rushing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 2. IN MY DESK    Poem Text    
First Line: Two cigarette butts - / left by you
Last Line: Now the envelope is in my desk
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 3. TWO MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The man who does not know himself, who
Last Line: You, through the waters (you are cruel) fleeing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: EPILOGUE. A STANZA FROM HORACE    Poem Text    
First Line: At night in dreams I hold you


INJUNCTION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As if the names we use to name the uses of buildings


LAMENT TO THE MAKERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Not bird not badger not beaver not bee
Subject(s): Dunbar, William (1465-1520); Family Life; Relatives


LEGACY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When to the desert, the dirt,


LITTLE FUGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: At birth you were handed a ticket
Subject(s): Life


LOVE INCARNATE    Poem Text    
First Line: To all those driven berserk or humanized by love
Subject(s): Love


LUGGAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You wear your body as if without
Last Line: Rise like grief before you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Self; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MUSIC LIKE DIRT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I will not I will not I said but as my body turned in the solitary


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: You know that it is there, lair


STANZAS ENDING WITH THE SAME TWO WORDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At first I felt shame because I had entered
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE OLD MAN AT THE WHEEL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Measured against the immeasurable


THE POEM IS A VEIL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: As the retreating bructeri began to burn their own


THE SACRIFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: When judas writes the history of solitude
Last Line: Death fought; before giving in
Subject(s): Guilt; Cancer (Disease); Suicide; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE SECOND HOUR OF THE NIGHT: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: On such a night, at such an hour,


THE THIRD HOUR OF THE NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When the eye
Subject(s): Sculpture & Sculptors


THE YOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't worry -- I know you're dead
Last Line: Turn your face again
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Bereavement


TO THE DEAD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What I hope (when I hope) is that we'll
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


YOUNG MARX    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: That man's own life is an object for him. That animals
Subject(s): Marx, Karl (1818-1883)