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Author: SILLIMAN, RON
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Silliman, Ron    Poet's Biography
59 poems available by this author


37, A PRIME NUMBER, A BAKED SALMON       
First Line: 37, a prime number, a baked salmon. In the jargon of boontling


ALBANY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If the function of writing is to 'express the world.' my father withheld child
Subject(s): Family Life; Conduct Of Life; Social Commentaries; Language Poetry; Relatives


CHINESE NOTEBOOK: 1 - 223       
First Line: Wayward, we weigh words. Nouns reward objects for meaning. The
Last Line: 223. This is it


D E MO O    Poem Text    
First Line: This is a test.
Subject(s): Language Poetry


FABUR CLUS: 3       
First Line: The cat stalks slow %across the cut grass
Last Line: The schuykill transformed %into a parking lot %headed east


FOR LARRY EIGNER, SILENT       
First Line: Our endless yawp
Last Line: Who can %write in the dark'


FUBAR CLUS: 1       
First Line: That much drinking %does not come free'
Last Line: And he admits %he doesn't know'


FUBAR CLUS: 2       
First Line: Behind these pictures %I have other pictures'
Last Line: Report of a blue bunting %where none should be


HE WAS A VISITOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Cast flesh / as the song into the room is cast
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Books; Reading


HIDDEN, SELS.       
First Line: My ears 'pop' at the hilltop


KETJAK, SELS.       
First Line: Revolving door
Last Line: Straight line. Look at that room filled with fleshy babies. We ate them
Subject(s): Language Poetry


KETJAK: OPENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Revolving door


NON    Poem Text    
First Line: Proto-mallie: the flaneur.
Subject(s): Language Poetry


NON, SELS.       


OZ, SELS.       
First Line: Intensifiers of affect, pear-shaped


OZ, SELS.       
First Line: Forms farm storm's harm


OZ, SELS.       
First Line: Prosody made that civilization. A spool


PARADISE       
First Line: Words slip, does type, hand around


PARADISE, SELS       
First Line: When that april with his sure as soot the draft of march has
Last Line: What architect planned that shed?


QUINDECAGON        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Language Poetry


SITTING UP, STANDNG, TAKING STEPS    Poem Text    
First Line: High gray sky. A large wood table with only a green bottle of 'white' rhine
Subject(s): Language Poetry


STORMING WAUMBEC MOUNTAIN BY GOLF CART       
First Line: Book chosen to read while you drive. Plastic spoon in my pocket
Last Line: Even its warmth failing


THE NOSE OF KIM DARBY'S DOUBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Canyons, paths / dug thru the snow
Subject(s): Driving; Landscape; Language Poetry


TJANTING       


TONER, SELS.       
First Line: Meet my personality
Last Line: Some men thought it hip %to shave sideburns


TONER: BRUCEBOOK       
First Line: Igloo ice bucket used as lunch pail


TOUCH ME FIRST       
Last Line: Where dreams go when we wake. %that other sleep


TOWARD AN ANNIVERSARY OF A DROWNING IN THE SENSES       
First Line: On the deck a sparrow hops unnoticed at the feet of the diners
Last Line: Want is to return to the body, preferably yours


UNDER [SELECTION]    Poem Text    
First Line: The word as ground, sounded and scratching, etching detail, retching in the throat, crosses a moat o
Subject(s): Language Poetry


UNTITLED       
First Line: Having %pulled %the %t %shirt %over %my %head
Last Line: Great %bug %chorus %of %night %more %audible %upstairs %than %down


WHAT        Recitation by Author
First Line: The flowser semon
Subject(s): Language Poetry


XX; FROM YOU FOR PAT SILLIMAN       
First Line: Old stone inn, used by the tories to plot the assault on philadelphia, still
Last Line: Boy atop the tall slide, vomiting


XXI; FROM YOU FOR PAT SILLIMAN       
First Line: Smidgens in the glass harass. Moment at which first bird starts to sing
Last Line: Plum tree. Ham on foccacio, a bowl of tea. The clouds hung low


XXIV; FROM YOU FOR PAT SILLIMAN       
First Line: She demos the grill by serving 'tater tots,' hot dogs, sausage, in front of the
Last Line: Tall trees. Still life (still as the verb). Robin pauses, surveys his lawn


XXV; FROM YOU FOR PAT SILLIMAN       
First Line: In the dream, as a hobby I go downtown to a department store to catch thieves
Last Line: Means of description of the alleged problem


YOU: PART 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Hard dreams. The moment at which you recognize that your own death lies
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Death; Social Commentaries; Language Poetry; Dead, The


YOU: PART 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Not yet joining letters into words, read the book aloud from memory.
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 12    Poem Text    
First Line: A guide to the sky under full nondisclosure.
Subject(s): Nature; Language Poetry


YOU: PART 18    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: P=h=I=l=a=d=e=l=p=h=I=a. Under the dogwood tree,
Subject(s): Language Poetry; City & Town Life


YOU: PART 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Moment in which I realize I'm not wearing my glasses. Old stone
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Old stone inn, used by the tories to plot the assault on
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Smidgens in the glass harass. Moment at which first bird starts to
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 22    Poem Text    
First Line: Small boy in a seaman's cap reminds me suddenly of my own such
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Sun is in the trees behind which a train rushes north to new york.
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Sun is in the trees behind which a train rushes north to new york.
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 26    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The breeze sucks the shade into the window's screen.
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Driving through completely unfamiliar streets, realizing this will be
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Squirrel at the thistle sock, fat and gray. White bearded affable
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 29    Poem Text    
First Line: Lightning rolling, popping, snapping all across the sky (the whole
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 30    Poem Text    
First Line: The aggression of toddlers or of squirrels. Theory of naming
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 32    Poem Text    
First Line: To look up at the impossible brightness would be fatal, tall cloud
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 36    Poem Text    
First Line: On his desk, the book of psalms and new testament, printed in
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 37    Poem Text    
First Line: As the pop foul descends from the heavens into the crowd, hands and
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 38    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the land of the elephants, death transforms the world: a hunter
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 39    Poem Text    
First Line: Optical dimultiplexer divides data
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 40    Poem Text    
First Line: In the forest mist, first dawn light is suspended, diffused, shadowless,
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 8    Poem Text    
First Line: Readers of the lost art. Monster with an eye in its mouth (body of a rocket
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU: PART 9    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Language Poetry


ZYXT [SELECTION]    Poem Text    
First Line: The hand without its palm would be nothing
Subject(s): Language Poetry