Introduction by P. Dacey and D. Jauss. The Poems:The Blue Animals,J. Anderson. Some Trees, Pantoum, Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape,J. Ashbery. Ice River,D. Baker. FromThe Escape Into You, Obsessive,M. Bell. The True Story of Snow White,B. Bennett. FromThe Dream Songs, 29 (There sat down, once), He Resigns, The Poet's Final Instructions,J. Berryman. Is It Well-Lighted, Papa?J. Bertram. Sestina, The Armadillo, One Art,E. Bishop. Ballade of the Back Road,R. Block. First Lesson,P. Booth. Song of the Darkness,J. Bricuth. Lying on a Bridge, The Sea Birds,V. K. Block. We Real Cool, The Rites for Cousin Vit,G. Brooks. The Wife of Winter's Tale,M. D. Browne. Havanna Blues,H. Carlile. Loneliness: An Outburst of Hexasyllables,fromThe Asylum, II (Winds; words of the wind:). Late Sonnet,H. Carruth. Links,T. Cassity. Rimbaud Fire Letter to Jim Applewhite. My Grandfather's Church Goes Up,F. Chappell. A Scientific Expedition in Siberia, 1913,K. Cherry. At My Father's Grave,J. Ciardi. The Kingfisher,A. Clampitt. The Story We Know,M. Collins. Naked Poetry,P. Cooley. The Faithful, ln the Last Few Moments Came the Old German Cleaning Woman,P. Cooley. The Tortoise,C. Corman. Remembering Mykinai,A. Corn. Body Fished from the Seine,G. Corso. Oh No, A Wicker Basket, If You, Ballad of the Despairing Husband,R. Creeley. The Aged Lover Discourses in the Flat Style, for My Contemporaries. Epitaph for Someone or Other,J. V. Cunningham. Jack. Afterwards, Jill, Afterwards,P. Dacey. Lost Moments, The Burial,Rondel G. Davis. The Compound Eye,P. Davison. On the Hill Below the Lighthouse, The Island, Breath,Dickey. The Rapist's Villanelle,T. M. Disch. Elegy for a Puritan Conscience, Poem,A. Dugan. Tangier,S. Dunn. The Homer Mitchell Place,J. Engels. L'Art,F. Feirstein. Tiresias,G. Garrett. Meeting My Best Friend from the Eighth Grade,fromLetters from Vicksburg, XII (Dear wife and bosom friend),G. Gildner. Father Death Blues,A. Ginsberg. Bridal Piece, The Racer's Widow, Phenomenal Survivals of Death in Nantucket,L. Gluck. Wise Owl,P. Goedicke. Joe Gillon Hypnotizes His Son, The Psychonaut Sonnets: Jones,A. Goldbarth. The Faithful Wife,B. L. Greenberg. Villanelle, Canzone, Sonnet Ending with a Film Subtitle, Rondeau After a Transatlantic Telephone Call,M. Hacker. My Son, My Executioner, The Long River,D. Hall. John Clare,M. Halperin. The Man in the Recreation Room,E. Harkness. Double Mock Sonnet, A Little Song,C. O. Hartman. Why That's Bob Hope,W. Hathaway. The Ballad of Nat Turner,R. Hayden. The End of the Week-end, "More Light! More Light!" Double Sonnet,A. Hecht. Daffodils, A Colloquy of Silences,M. Hefferman. I Remember the Room was Filled with Light,J. Hemschemeyer. Arrows, Riddle,W. Heyen. At Kresge's Diner in Stonefalls, Arkansas,E. Hirsch. In the Days of Rin-Tin-Tin,D. Hoffman. FromSonnets for Roseblush, 18 (Why Drink, Why Touch You Now?),J. Hollander. Lament for Turlough O'Carolan,D. B. Hopes. The Diver,B. Howard. Personal Values,R. Howard. A Rune for C., Early Supper, Death of a Vermont Farm Woman,B. Howes. Although I Remember the Sound,R. Huff. The Way a Ghost Dissolves, The Church on Comiaken Hill, The Freaks at Spurgin Road Field,R. Hugo. TheWilbur, Richard is the author of 'Strong Measures Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms', published 1997 under ISBN 9780060414719 and ISBN 0060414715.