Table of Contents for Abundance of Nothing : Poems


Acknowledgments xi
Part I My Dimension
Quiet Fountain
5(1)
The End of My Career in Dance
6(1)
Conundrum
7(1)
My Checkered Past
8(1)
Thank You for Thinking of You
9(1)
I Almost Didn't See
10(1)
In the Rest of the World, the Worry Is Very Big
11(2)
Ice Storm
13(1)
My Dimension
14(1)
Elegy for the Dead, Whom I Love
15(1)
Self-Portrait After "Hotel Insomnia"
16(1)
Johnny
17(1)
The Caves at Bai Non Nuoc
18(1)
Bill
19(1)
The Room
20(1)
My Life with Cats
21(1)
Pastoral as Complaint
22(1)
My Mother, Fading
23(1)
One Lie
24(1)
My Nymphomaniac
25(1)
For My Neighbors
26(1)
Self-Portrait in the Third Person at Fifty-Eight
27(1)
Reunion
28(1)
The Country That We Love
29(1)
Elegy for Anna N
30(1)
The Way Dante Moved Virgil Through Hell
31(4)
Part II My Waiting Brain
My Waiting Brain
35(10)
Part III Meditation After Prayer
Blues for Que Mai
45(2)
On the Little Juniata River
47(1)
The Abundance of Nothing
48(1)
What the Matter Was
49(1)
Paradise of Pain
50(1)
For Penelope
51(1)
When I'm Gone
52(1)
The World, Part I
53(1)
This Boy
54(1)
Elegy for Liam
55(1)
What Are You Going to Do
56(1)
Gate
57(1)
Letter to L
58(1)
Beginning
59(1)
Wrong
60(1)
She Said, "But It Was Only a Small Hurt"
61(1)
The Deer Cave Drawing in Southern China That the Chinese Girl Drew on the Napkin to Show Me Exactly Where the Character Now Used for the Word Deer Came From
62(1)
A Little Place on the Beach
63(2)
Response to "Why Don't You Write About Something Happy?"
65(1)
To No Spirits Speak
66(1)
South Lorain Suite
67(2)
The Father in Me
69(1)
Apocryphal Weather
70(1)
Roses for the Reader
71(1)
The Future
72(1)
Flash
73(1)
Meditation After Prayer
74