Table of Contents for Kingdom Animalia


I A book of dirt
Kingdom Animalia
15(2)
Elegy
17(1)
Abuelo, Mi Muerto
18(3)
Dear Minnie, Dear Ms.
21(2)
Small Letter
23(2)
Zewdit
25(2)
Starlight Multiplication
27(1)
Night
28(2)
On Living
30(3)
II A book of beautiful monsters
Swans, as the Light Was Changing
33(1)
For Patrick Rosal Who Wore a Dress & Said
34(1)
March, March
35(1)
Noche de Lluvia, San Salvador
36(1)
La Boda del Mary Arena
37(1)
A Blooming Tree
38(1)
St. Elizabeth
39(2)
&
41(2)
Ode to the Little "r"
43(2)
Running Home, I Saw the Planets
45(4)
III A book of graves & birds
Science
49(1)
The Dream
50(2)
Self-Portrait as the Snail
52(1)
Elegy for the Stone
53(1)
Portrait of the Woman as a Skein
54(3)
Three Girls, One of Them a Coward Girl
57(2)
Self-Portrait as the Snake
59(2)
Self-Portrait as the Airplane
61(2)
Central City Senior Center, New Orleans
63(2)
Self-Portrait as the Pirate's Gold
65(1)
Self-Portrait as the Snake's Skin
66(2)
To the Husband
68(2)
This Morning the Small Bird Brought a Message from the Other Side
70(5)
IV A book of erased cities
Elegy in Gold
75(1)
They Tell Me You Are Gone
76(2)
The Doorway of Our Mother's Leg Leads Me to You, Brother
78(1)
Mrs. S
79(1)
Night, for Henry Dumas
80(2)
Break
82(1)
English Class
83(1)
Mississippi Burial, On the Ferry to Algiers
84(3)
Explaining the Land Mine to the Small Child
87(1)
To Waste My Hands
88(1)
Praise Song for the Donkey
89(2)
I Am Not Ready to Die Yet
91(3)
& When We Woke
94(2)
On Kindness
96(5)
V A fable
On the Shape of the Sentence
101(10)
VI The book of one small thing
Ars Poetica
111(1)
Notes 112(1)
Acknowledgments 113(2)
About the Author 115(5)
Colophon 120