by Robert Long

Some of these poems, usually in slightly different versions, originally appeared in the following publications:

Antioch Review: Terminal Cafe
Confrontation: Cloudscape
Hanging Loose: Little Black Dino
Iowa Source: Discontent
Live Poets Society: Poem
Poetry: Return to Nowheresville; Tie City
Proteus: Discontent
Salt Hill Journal: Bees

Thanks to Joseph Brodsky, Maryann Calendrille, Michael Carrino, Alfred Corn, Mary Karr, Grace Schulman, and David Wojahn for their comments on the poems in progress. Thanks to the New York Foundatrion for the Arts for a 1993 Artist's Fellowship in Poetry that aided considerably in writing these poems.

In Memory of Joseph Brodsky