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Author: JOSEPH, LAWRENCE
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Joseph, Lawrence    Poet's Biography
32 poems available by this author


ADMISSIONS AGAINST INTEREST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Taking my time, literal as I seemed, crazy
Last Line: But sell it cheaply to survive
Subject(s): Arab Americans; City & Town Life


ALL DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: At four in the morning
Last Line: Into the sea
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Family Life; Thomas, Helen (1920-2013)


AN AWFUL LOT WAS HAPPENING    Poem Text    
First Line: When you come down to particulars everything's more complicated
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


ANY AND ALL    Poem Text    
First Line: You draw nearer to see her more closely
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


BETWEEN US    Poem Text    
First Line: What was his name?
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


CURRICULUM VITAE    Poem Text    
First Line: I might have been born in beirut
Subject(s): Detroit, Michigan


DO WHAT YOU CAN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the church of I am she hears there is a time to heal
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


EVEN THE IDIOT MAKES DEALS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: On mack avenue the smell of hot iron closes your eyes
Last Line: She knows you'll put a coin into her waiting hand
Subject(s): Arab Americans; Detroit, Michigan


FOG    Poem Text    
First Line: All day the air was fog
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


I HAD NO MORE TO SAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The last time I saw her
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


I NOTE IN A NOTEBOOK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Pink sunlight, blue sky, snowed-upon january morning
Subject(s): Male-female Relationships


I PAY THE PRICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Memory slipping more and more
Last Line: I pay the price
Subject(s): Forgetfulness; Time


IN A MOOD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Less stupid than I seem, less
Last Line: Then what, and then again what, unfolded
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


IN IT, INTO IT, INSIDE IT, DOWN IN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Last Line: In it, into it, inside it, down in
Subject(s): Social Commentary


IN THE AGE OF POSTCAPITALISM        Recitation by Author
First Line: The disabled garment worker
Subject(s): Social Commentary


IN THE TENTH YEAR OF WAR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I bend / over the machine. / heat
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


INCLINED TO SPEAK    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw that. One woman, her personality
Last Line: Inclined to speak only to those closest to us
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Truth


IS IT YOU?    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the giant magnet lifts
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


IT'S NOT ME SHOUTING AT NO ONE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Before dawn, on the street again
Last Line: To be alone
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentary


NOTHING AND NO ONE AND NOWHERE TO GO    Poem Text    
First Line: I've laughed before no one
Last Line: And nowhere to go
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


ON NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: To proceed: whether results are evident
Last Line: Her husband drowsing in a chair?
Subject(s): Nature; Social Commentary


ON THAT SIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: April and may. There, very near
Last Line: A memory so vivid, I close my eyes
Subject(s): Time; Memory


ONCE AGAIN        Recitation by Author


SAND NIGGER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the house in detroit
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Cities; Detroit, Michigan; Dissenters; Exiles; Lebanon; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts; Urban Life


SOME SORT OF CHRONICLER I AM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Some sort of chronicler I am, mixing
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THAT TOO    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A long walk up west street along the piers
Last Line: The blues and greens fired by crimson are the sea
Subject(s): Relationships


THE BRONZE-GREEN GOLD-GREEN FOREGROUND    Poem Text    
Last Line: Too, in the rain. The code changed again
Subject(s): Language


THE GAME CHANGED        Recitation by Author


THE PATTERN-PARALLEL MAP OR GRAPH    Poem Text    
Last Line: An illuminated scroll unrolled on the counter
Subject(s): Time


THERE I AM AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I see it again, half darkness in its brown light
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


UNYIELDINGLY PRESENT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Near the curb behind the police lines
Subject(s): Violence


WHEN YOU'VE BEEN HERE LONG ENOUGH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You breathe yellow smoke, you breathe lead
Last Line: As the doors open and no one comes on
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life