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Hold Hands Among The Atoms

According to the back cover of Hold Hands Among The Atoms it is a sequence of 70 'social' poems EM wrote for his 70th birthday (he was 70 in 1990); they were published in 1991 by Mariscat Press, Glasgow.

Contents:

A Chapter
October in Albania
A Decadence
A Sale
An Island
A Ceremony
A Statue
Persuasion
An Offer
An Elegy
Hands On, 1937
A Dragon
The Last Intifada
An Abandoned Culvert
A City
A Smokehouse
Il Traviato
Difference
A Pastoral
Days
A Needle
A Vanguard
Aunt Myra (1901-1989)
A Cabal
Morning in Naples
Friday
A Memorial
An Interview
A Departure
Urban Gunfire
A Warning
A Night Sweat
A Story
Twilights
A Skew
A Defence
The Last Piragua
A Sunset
A Feast
An Argument
A Visit
A Question
A Sling
A Particular Country
A Coach-Tour (J.G.S.)
A Moratorium
A Fuchsia
A Flypast
A Black Dog Day
Tram-Ride, 1939 (F.M.)
A Water Horse
A Summer Storm
The Last Scoria
A Change
At Poppy's
Sunday in East Mars
An Atrium
Whistling
A Full Moon
Golden Apples
Fires
A Pedlar
A Dream of Fair Waters
Another Play
An Iraqi Student
A Manifesto
A Leavetaking
A Lintel
A Crow
Lamps

 

Reprints:

The following 58 of the original 70 poems were reprinted in slightly different order in:

Sweeping out the Dark, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1994, pp. 33-92.

A Departure
Difference
A Chapter
A Change
October in Albania
An Island
A Ceremony
A Statue
Persuasion
An Offer
An Elegy
Hands On, 1937
A Dragon
An Abandoned Culvert
A City
A Smokehouse
Il Traviato
A Pastoral
Days
A Needle
A Vanguard
Aunt Myra (1901-1989)
Morning in Naples
A Memorial
An Interview
Urban Gunfire
A Warning
A Night Sweat
A Story
Twilights
A Skew
A Defence
A Sunset
An Argument
A Particular Country
A Coach-Tour (J.G.S.)
A Moratorium
A Fuchsia
The Last Intifada
A Flypast
A Black Dog Day
Tram-Ride, 1939 (F.M.)
A Water Horse
Whistling
A Sling
The Last Scoria
Sunday in East Mars
An Atrium
A Full Moon
Golden Apples
Fires
A Pedlar
An Iraqi Student
A Lintel
A Manifesto
A Leavetaking
A Crow
Lamps

 

Reprinted in New Selected Poems, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2000, pp. 159-167:

Difference
Persuasion
An Abandoned Culvert
A City
Il Traviato
Aunt Myra
Urban Gunfire
Fires
A Pedlar

 

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