Table of Contents for Beyond the Velvet Curtain : Poems


Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
Henry Taylor
I Statecraft
Nixon on the Pleasures of Undressing a Woman
7(1)
Pat Nixon Speaks of Her Husband's Snoring
8(1)
Citoyen
9(2)
Nixon's Nightmare
11(1)
Breslau
12(2)
The Philosopher Nixon at Frisbee
14(1)
Miss Victory (1895)
15(1)
Nixon's Briefcase
16(1)
Joseph Cornell
Illinois
17(1)
Checkers
18(1)
Nixon and Nikita in the Kitchen
19(4)
II Mastery
Learning to Draw
23(1)
Mastery
24(2)
WCW on Marsden Hartley
26(2)
Einstein's Train
28(1)
Revising Sylvia
29(2)
Kathe Kollwitz, after a Visit to the New Russia, 1927
31(1)
During the Sorties over Baghdad
32(1)
Shortwave
33(1)
As My Husband Translates from the Polish
34(1)
Babel
35(1)
Dust Devils
36(3)
III Feast and Famine
Hermann Kafka's Dinnertime Pantoum
39(2)
Losing Language
41(1)
Making Pierogi
42(1)
Beyond the Velvet Curtain
43(1)
Drought
44(1)
Tureen
45(2)
Sapphic Sonnets
47(2)
Frost Heaves
49(1)
The Art of Love
50(1)
Wedding Song
51(4)
IV Exile
Saint Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary
55(1)
Watching My Father Pray
56(1)
What My Father Taught Me About Sex
57(1)
Cuba Libre
58(2)
Polish Jokes
60(1)
Lawrence Welk
61(1)
Synecdoche
62(1)
Exile
63(1)
Come as You Are
64(1)
Notes 65