Robert Ronnow gratefully acknowledges the use of excerpts from the work of other writers in the following poems:
Long As You're Living
--Turrentine, Tommy, Brown, Clifford & Priester, Julian, “Long As You’re Living”, as performed by Tommy Turrentine & members of Max Roach Quintet, Tommy Turrentine, 1960.
Aging as a Spiritual Practice
--Marvell, Andrew, "To His Coy Mistress".
--Stevens, Wallace, "Of Mere Being", Poems, ed. Samuel French Morse, Vintage, 1959.
--Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder, Random House, 2012.
Out of Emptiness
--Eliot, T.S., "Little Gidding", Four Quartets, 1942
--Deutsch, David, The Beginning of Infinity, Viking Press, 2011
--Chasar, Mike, "Conches on Christmas", Poetry, The Poetry Foundation, September, 2005.
--Borges, Jorge Luis, "Break of Day", Spanish, trans. Stephen Kessler, Selected Poems, ed. Alexander Coleman, Viking Penguin, 1999.
--Petri, Gyorgy, "Gratitude", Hungarian, trans. Clive Wilmer & George Gomori, Eternal Monday: New and Selected Poems, Bloodaxe Books, 2000.
--Williams, William Carlos, "Tract", Selected Poems, New Directions Publishing, 1985.
--Amichai, Yehuda, "A Man in His Life", Hebrew, trans. Chana Bloch, The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, Newly Revised and Expanded Edition, University of California Press, 1996.
--Lowell, Robert, "Mr. Edwards and the Spider", Collected Poems, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007.
--Tennyson, Alfred, Lord , "Vastness".
--Millay, Edna St. Vincent, "Spring", Collected Poems Edna St. Vincent Millay, Harper & Row, 1956.
--Hikmet, Nazim, "On Living", Turkish, trans. Deniz Perin, The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, Ecco Books, 2010.
--Matthews, William, "Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog", Selected Poems and Translations: 1969-1991, Mariner Books, 1992.
--Yeats, William Butler, "Under Ben Bulben", The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats, The Macmillan Company, 1956.
--Borges, Jorge Luis, "Everything and Nothing", Spanish, trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft, Selected Poems, ed. Alexander Coleman, Viking Penguin, 1999.
--Harris, Roy, The Origin of Writing, Open Court Publishing Co., 1986.
--Zukav, Gary, The Seat of the Soul, Free Press, 1990.
--Francis, Robert, "Old Roofs", Robert Francis: Collected Poems, 1936-1976, University of Massachusetts Press, 1985.
--Homer, The Iliad, IX & XIV, Greek, trans. Alexander Pope, Penguin Books, 1996.
The Master Algorithm
--Domingos, Pedro, The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World, Basic Books, 2015.
City of Hope
--Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, Canto VIII, Italian, trans. Robert Hollander & Jean Hollander, Anchor Books, 2000.
--Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, Poetry Flash, November 1998
--Havel, Vaclav, Disturbing the Peace: A Conversation with Karel Huizdala, Vintage Books, 1991.
--Iyer, Pico, The Man Within My Head, Vintage Books, 2013
--Sophocles, Antigone, Greek, trans. Dudley Fitts & Robert Fitzgerald from The Oedipus Cycle: An English Version, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1939.
Rules for Old Men Waiting
--Pouncey, Peter, Rules for Old Men Waiting, Random House, 2006.
--U.S. Declaration of Independence.
--The Bhagavad Gita, Sanskrit, trans. Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962.
--Stevens, Wallace, "The Death of a Soldier", The Collected Poems, Vintage Books, 1990.
Empires and Selfies
--Easterbrook, Gregg, A Moment on the Earth: The Coming Age of Environmental Optimism, Penguin Books, 1996.
--Davis, Wade, “Last of Their Kind: What Is Lost When Cultures Die?,”
Scientific American, September 2010.
--Vass, Arpad A., "Dust to Dust: The Brief, Eventful Afterlife of a Human Corpse," Scientific American, August, 2010.
--Harburg, Yip and Rose, Billy, "It's Only a Paper Moon", as performed by Nat King Cole, The King Cole Trio Vol 1,, 1943.
--Emerson, Ralph Waldo, "Self-Reliance"
--Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, Canto I, Italian, trans. Robert Hollander & Jean Hollander, Anchor Books, 2000.
--Cusk, Rachel, “The Case of Yiyun Li,” New York Review of Books, July 18, 2019.
--Lady Izumi Shikibu, from "Three Poems on Love," Japanese, trans. Willis Barnstone, A Book of WomenPoets, from Antiquity to Now, Willis Barnstone and Aliki Barnstone, eds., Schocken Books, 1980.
Stop & Shop Strike
--Turner, James, The Politics of Landscape: Rural Scenery and Society in English Poetry, 1630-1660, Harvard University Press, 1979.
Who’s Got Trouble?
--Jerome, M.K. and Scholl, Jack, “Knock on Wood”, as performed by Dooley Wilson in the film Casablanca, 1942.
2 Jobs, 2 Kids, 2 Houses, 2 Hobbies
--Billy Collins, "Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes", Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems, Random House, 2002.
--Millay, Edna St. Vincent, “Spring”, Collected Poems Edna St.
Vincent Millay, Harper & Row, 1956.
--Herbert, Zbigniew, , “Report from the Besieged City”, trans. John Carpenter & Bogdana Carpenter, Report From the Besieged City, Ecco Press, 1985.
--Wright, James, “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota”, Above the River: The Complete Poems, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1990.
On the Avenue
--Espaillat, Rhina, “On the Avenue”, Playing at Stillness, Truman State
University Press, 2005.
--Donne, John, "At the round earth's imagined corners".
The Compensatory Force of Nemesis
--Lasch, Christopher, The True and Only Heaven, W.W. Norton, 2013.
--Berry, Wendell, “Healing”, Given: Poems, Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006.
--Niebuhr, Reinhold, Moral Man and Immoral Society, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932.
--Popper, Karl, The Open Society and Its Enemies, Princeton University Press, 1962.
--Mingus, Charles, “Freedom”, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, 1963.
Commonly Seen Bumper Stickers
--Hughes, Langston, “Life Is Fine”, The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
New Haven Terminal
--Deutsch, David, The Beginning of Infinity, Viking Press, 2011.
—Page, P.K., “Deaf Mute in the Pear Tree”, Kaleidoscope: Selected Poems, Porcupine's Quill, 2010.
—Catullus, “By Strangers’ Coasts and Waters” trans. Robert Fitzgerald, The Hudson Review V, 1, Spring, 1952.
—Nathan, Leonard, “Bladder Song”, Carrying On: New and Selected Poems, University of Pittsburgh, Press, 1985.
—Deutsch, David, The Beginning of Infinity, Viking Press, 2011.
—Tagore, Rabindranath, “On My Birthday”, trans. William Radice, Selected Poems, ed. William Radice, Penguin Books, 2004.
—Juarroz, Roberto, “Life draws a tree”, trans. W.S. Merwin, Vertical Poetry, North Point Press, 1988.
—Walton, Richard K. and Lawson, Robert W., Birding by Ear: A Guide to Bird-Song Identification: Eastern/Central, Peterson Field Guide Series, Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
—Grimes, Tiny, “Romance Without Finance”, Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy Sessions Volume 1 (1944-1945).
—Zukav, Gary, The Seat of the Soul, Free Press, 1990.
—Gardner, Gail, “The Sierry Petes”, Cowboy Poetry: A Gathering, Hal Cannon, ed., Peregrine Smith, 1985.
—Brecht, Bertolt, "Concerning the Infanticide, Marie Farrar" trans. H.R. Hays, Selected Poems Bertolt Brecht, Grove/Atlantic, 1947.
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