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Selected Poems

This is the title of a collection published in 1985 by Carcanet Press Ltd., Manchester. It contains selected reprints from various collections published between 1952 and 1983.

List of Contents:

from Dies Irae (1952)

Stanzas of the Jeopardy

from The Vision of Cathkin Braes (1952)

Verses for a Christmas Card

Concrete Poems (1963-1969)

Message Clear
Dialeck Piece
Strawberry Fields Forever
Archives
Astrodome
Starryveldt
Siesta of a Hungarian Snake
The Computer's First Christmas Card
Opening the Cage
Chinese Cat
Clydesdale
Centaur

from The Second Life (1968)

The Death of Marilyn Monroe
The White Rhinoceros
Aberdeen Train
Canedolia
To Joan Eardley
The Starlings in George Square
King Billy
Glasgow Green
In the Snack-bar
Trio
The Second Life
From a City Balcony
Strawberries
One Cigarette
Absence
In Sobieski's Shield
From the Domain of Arnheim
What is 'Paradise Lost' Really About?
A View of Things

from Penguin Modern Poets 15 (1969)

Phoning

Instamatic Poems (1971-1973)

Glasgow 5 March 1971 ('With a ragged')
Venice April 1971
London June 1970 ('It is opening night')
Glasgow November 1971 ('The "speckled pipe" ')
Glasgow October 1972 ('At the Old Ship Bank')
Darmstadt September 1972
Dona Ema Brazil April 1972
Andes Mountains December 1972
London January 1973 ('It is not a pile')

from From Glasgow to Saturn (1973)

Columba's Song
Floating off to Timor
In Glasgow
The Apple's Song
At the Television Set
Blue Toboggans
Lord Jim's Ghost's Tiger Poem
Hyena
The Loch Ness Monster's Song
Afterwards
Thoughts of a Module
The First Men on Mercury
Spacepoem 3: Off Course
Itinerary
Not Playing the Game
Rider
Stobhill
Glasgow Sonnets

from The New Divan (1977)

The World
Shaker Shaken
Vico's Song
Resurrections

from Star Gate (1979)

Particle Poems
A Home in Space
The Mouth
The Moons of Jupiter

from Poems of Thirty Years (1982)

The Mummy
Instructions to an Actor
Migraine Attack
Winter
Surrealism Revisited
On the Water
On the Needle's Point
The Coals
Little Blue Blue
Grendel
Jack London in Heaven
Cinquevalli

from Grafts/Takes (1983)

Resistance
Heaven
Story
Remora
French
Testament

Uncollected Poems

Night Pillion (1956)
from The Dictionary of Tea (1966)
Cook in Hawaii (1974)
The Break-In (1982)
An Alphabet of Goddesses (1982)

 

Although Selected Poems is out of print you may find it in a lot of good libraries, and you can also try getting it in second-hand bookshops.

However, you'll be delighted to hear/read that almost* all poems included in this volume were reprinted in Collected Poems, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1990, which is still available directly at Carcanet Press Ltd., or in any bookshop or online bookshop!

 

* Poems from Grafts/Takes (Glasgow: Mariscat Press, 1983), and Phoning (from Penguin Modern Poets 15 (1969)) are not included in Collected Poems. However, the Instamatic Poems from Grafts/Takes as well as Phoning are included in New Selected Poems, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2000, which can be purchased at Carcanet Press, and in any bookshop/online bookshop, so you may also want to have a look at that.

 

 

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