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  • Series: Contemporary Poetry (Univ of Georgia Paperback)
  • Paperback: 61 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr (March 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820309966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820309965
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,772,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1966, 1979 Or, A Letter
Atlantic Plateau
Cahuenga Pass
El Pescador, El Matador, La Piedra
Fate Awake, Dreams Accidents
From Nature
Girl With Bare Feet
Glass Breaking In The Night
Hollywood Presbyterian
How To Deal Fairly With Men And Love Them
In And Out
Like A Pistil
A Linguist Tries To Remember His Experiences ...
Lips, Ears, Tongue ... Eyes
A Little Thief In Baja, Dreaming
Never Ask For Advice
One Girl Was Chosen. How Tall Was She
Our Voices In Loveladies
Photo From Memory
Romantic & Modern
A Sailboat Out Of Marina Del Rey ...
Santa Monica Mountains
Their Work
A True Account
Two Landscapes
Two Tribes
Versailles, Two Banks
The Visitor
Water On The Moon
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
The world according to Vogelsang is three-fifths reality and two-fifths dream, but the resulting surface is so artfully camouflaged that it's impossible to know which is which. You feel that you are standing on a curb...and that a step in the wrong direction might plummet you into the bottomless pit of a dream. A step in the right direction, however, might land you a little farther up the slope of reality where the air is refreshingly free...and perfumed with a certain spice that leads you to believe momentarily at least that the world has taken a turn for the better and that you are getting your life together. Vogelsang's poetry is both abrasive and generous.
--John Ashbery, in his citation for the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series
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Born in Baltimore, I attended public schools there and worked five years as a part-time baggage clerk at the Greyhound Bus Terminal while I earned a BA in English at the University of Maryland and an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. I met my wife Judith Ayers at Johns Hopkins. After graduation we moved to New York where I worked as an Editing Supervisor for the McGraw-Hill Book Company for two years in College Textbooks and the International Division. Subsequently, I earned an MFA from the Program in Creative Writing (the Writers Workshops) at the University of Iowa. I've been employed variously as a teacher (University of Redlands, University of Southern California, University of Nevada, Wichita State University, the Kansas Arts Commission, University of Iowa), and as an editor (The American Poetry Review 1973 - 2006). My books of poetry are "A Planet" (Holt, 1983), "Twentieth Century Women" (University of Georgia Press, 1988), which was selected by John Ashbery for the Contemporary Poetry Series, "Cities and Towns" (University of Massachusetts Press, 1996), which received the Juniper Prize, "Left Wing of a Bird" (Sarabande, 2003), and "Expedition: New & Selected Poems" (Ashland Poetry Press, 2011), with numerous appearances in anthologies such as "The Best American Poetry" (Scribner), "The Pushcart Prize," "The New Breadloaf Anthology of Contemporary Poetry," and "American Hybrid" (W.W. Norton & Co.). I was co-editor of the Norton anthology "The Body Electric". I'm the recipient of a California Arts Council fellowship and three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry. I live in Los Angeles with my wife Judith.