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Print Poetry September 14, 1997
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Robert Hass
Field Guide
1973

The American Poet Laureate's first book, Field Guide won him the Yale Series of Younger Poets award. Here's an excerpt:

That professor of French,
trying to start his car
among the innocent snowdrifts,
is the author of a famous book
on the self.
.....
The self has agreed to lecture
before a psychoanalytic study group.
On the appointed day he
does not appear, thereby
meeting his obligation.
.....
The self grants an audience
to the Pope.
They talk shop.
.....
There is a girl the self loves.
She has been trying to study him for days
but her mind keeps
wandering.

from "Applications of the Doctrine"


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