Acknowledgements


Robert Ronnow gratefully acknowledges the use of excerpts from the work of other writers in the following poems:

The Scariest Stanza in All of Poetry
--Kristof, Nicholas, "Gifts That Say You Care", New York Times, December 3, 2011.
--Moravia, Alberto, "Poetry and the Novel", Threepenny Review, Summer, 1987
--Harris, Roy, The Origin of Writing, Open Court Publishing Co., 1986

Uncertainty
--Iyer, Pico, The Man Within My Head, Vintage Books, 2013

The Happy Tectonics
--Vass, Arpad A., "Dust to Dust: The Brief, Eventful Afterlife of a Human Corpse," Scientific American, August, 2010

Watching Homer Struggle
--cummings, e.e., "anyone lived in a pretty how town", Complete Poems, 1904-1962, ed. George J. Firmage, Liveright Publishing Corp., 1973.

Popper v. Niebuhr
--Niebuhr, Reinhold, Moral Man and Immoral Society, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932
--Popper, Karl, The Open Society and Its Enemies, Princeton University Press, 1962

The World Without the Self
--Nye, Naomi Shihab, "Pakistan with Open Arms", Words Under the Words: Selected Poems, The Eighth Mountain Press, 1995
--Milosz, Czeslaw, Partisan Review, Summer 1996
-- Jeffers, Robinson, "The Deer Lay Down Their Bones", The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers, Random House, 1953
--Snyder, Gary, "Axe Handles", No Nature: New and Selected Poems, Pantheon Books, 1992
--Shakespeare, William, "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?", Romeo and Juliet, II, ii, 2
--Matsuo Basho, "The temple bell stops", trans. Robert Bly, The Sea and the Honeycomb: A Book of Tiny Poems, Beacon Press, 1971
--Dunbar, Paul Laurence, "He Had His Dream", The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, University of Virginia Press, 1993

The force that placed us here cannot be trusted
--Whitman, Walt, "Would you hear of an old-time sea fight?", Song of Myself, 35
--Corbiere, Tristan , "Letter from Mexico", trans. William Meredith, Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems, Northwestern University Press, 1997
--Brown, Sterling A., "Master and Man", The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown, HarperCollins Publishers, 1980
--Cardenal, Ernesto, "Ecology", trans. Marc Zimmerman, Flights of Victory/Vuelos de Victoria, Curbstone Press, 1995
--Bowen, Kevin, "Incoming", Playing Basketball with the Viet Cong, Curbstone Press, 1995
--Milosz, Czeslaw, "Dedication", trans. Czeslaw Milosz, New and Collected Poems, The Ecco Press, 2003
--Young Bear, Ray A., "A Drive to Lone Ranger", The Invisible Musician, Holy Cow! Press, 1996

Either Way
--Emerson, Ralph Waldo, "The Poet"
--Stills, Stephen, "Love the One You're With"

Derivatives with Limits
--Kinnell, Galway, "The Dead Shall Be Raised Incorruptible" A New Selected Poems, Mariner Books, 2001.
--Strayhorn, Billy, "Maybe," as sung by Lena Horn, We'll Be Together Again, 1994.
--Larkin, Philip, "This Be the Verse," Collected Poems, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004.

The Secret of Quality Is Love
-- Heaney,Seamus, RTE Radio 1, September 1997
--Collins, Billy, The Exeter News, 6 May 2005
--Milosz, Czeslaw, Partisan Review, Summer 1996
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Yeats, William Butler, "Lapis Lazuli," The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats, The Macmillan Co., 1940.
--Eliot, T.S., The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism, 1950
--Taylor, James, "Shower the People"
--Vendler, Helen, The Breaking of Style, Harvard University Press, 1995
--Ryan, Kay, The Yale Review, April 2004
--Donabedian, Avedis, interviewed by Fitzhugh Mullan, A Founder of Quality Assessment Encounters A Troubled System Firsthand, Health Affairs, January 2001, vol. 20, no. 1, 137-141.

Four Word Poems
--Kingston, Maxine Hong, "Idea!: Four-word poems!", To Be the Poet, Harvard University Press, 2002

By the Seat of the Soul's Pants
--Zukav, Gary, The Seat of the Soul, Free Press, 1990
--McGarey, William A., The Edgar Cayce Remedies, Bantam Books, 1983

Fundamental Physics
--Alpert, David, "Explaining it All: How We Became the Center of the Universe", NY Times Book Review, August 12, 2011
--Deutsch, David, The Beginning of Infinity, Viking Press, 2011

Jack's Commitments
--Heaney, Seamus, The Sunday Times, 30 January 2000
--Heaney, Seamus, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 January 1989

Problems
--Francis, Robert, "Old Roofs", Collected Poems: 1936-1976, University of Massachusetts Press, 1985.

Get the Most Out of Life of Pi
--Heifetz, Ronald, Leadership Without Easy Answers, Harvard University Press, 1994.
--Martel, Yann, Life of Pi, Mariner Books, 2003, as visualized in the film by Ang Lee.
--Shakespeare, William, Hamlet, III, i, 55-87.

World Order
--Friedman, Thomas L., "What's Their Plan? Obama's Strategy for Fighting ISIS Isn't All About Us", New York Times, September 14, 2014
--Homer, As when the winds, ascending by degrees, The Iliad, trans. Alexander Pope, Penguin Books, 1996.
--Micklethwait, John, "As the World Turns: Henry Kissinger's "World Order"", NY Times Book Review, September 14, 2014
--Ray, David, "To a Child of Baghdad", Music of Time: Selected & New Poems, The Backwaters Press, 2006.

All the Worlds There Are
--Wikipedia, "Omega"

Brodmann Area 4
--Gopnik, Alison, "Small Wonders," New York Review of Books, May 6, 1999.
--Brecht, Bertolt, "Motto" trans. John Willett & "Concerning the Infanticide, Marie Farrar" trans. H.R. Hays, Selected Poems Bertolt Brecht, Grove/Atlantic, 1947.

Purposes as Incomprehensible and Wonderful as These Purposes
--Big Virge, "Troubled Times", All Poetry.
--Sophocles, Antigone, Greek, trans. Dudley Fitts & Robert Fitzgerald from The Oedipus Cycle: An English Version, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1939.

The Scientific Way To Do Mathematics
--McGinn, Colin, "What Can Your Neurons Tell You?", New York Review of Books, July 11, 2013


Copyright 2013 by Robert Ronnow.