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Pacific standard time : new & selected poems / Kevin Opstedal ; edited by Noel Black and Julien Poirer.

Title
Pacific standard time : new & selected poems / Kevin Opstedal ; edited by Noel Black and Julien Poirer.
Author
Opstedal, Kevin, 1956-
Publication
  • New York, New York : Bomb magazine ; Los Angeles, California : Libros Antenas Books ; Brooklyn, New York : Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016.
  • Berkeley, California : Small Press Distribution.
  • Saline, Michigan : McNaughton & Gunn.
  • ©2016.

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Description
221 pages; 23 cm
Uniform Title
Poems. Selections. 2016
Alternative Title
  • Poems. 2016
  • Pacific standard time : new and selected poems
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • American poetry – 21st century.
  • Poetry
Note
  • Poems.
  • "Cover photograph, "Bolinas 2003" by Pamela Dewey ©2016."--Verso, title page.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
  • I. Curse of the surf Zombie -- The tender distortion of parking lots near the sea -- Banzai run -- The lives of the poets -- Rain -- Send 50 beers -- A short history of surf music -- Albatross taco -- Full tilt -- Live acoustic rust -- Poverty -- Stained glass -- Apollinaire's brother-in-law -- Dawn patrol -- Venice -- Beach access -- Tracks -- White man, tomorrow you die! -- Seems like -- Los paranoias -- Poem for Carmen Miranda -- Earthquake weather -- Distance -- California redemption value -- 100-year flood zone -- Needles on the beach -- Bong water babies -- One more lilting adrenalin riff -- Detour -- Figure the cumulative effect as mileage -- Standing water -- Aerosol -- Tropical depression -- Shitty dance music -- 90-percent water -- Morning glass -- Concrete submarines -- Baby donut -- Reckoning -- Kahuna Classics. Melodrama. The shimmy... -- Catholic poem -- In the wind -- The flames could be seen for miles -- The Cremation of Shelley -- 1000 Ships -- Pacific Bell -- Residuals ;
  • II. Playa de los Muertos -- Reef dance -- Fading like a feather of excess acetylene -- The complete collected postcards -- Over the Edge -- The drowning man knows his God -- Jodie Foster at Malibu -- He wanted to know the names -- Sunset & noir -- Goodbye Kodachrome -- Repeat after me -- Yeah, maybe -- The sinking of the sushi boat -- Rare surf, vol. 2 -- With absolute zero reading on the consciousness meter -- Ripple effect -- Tiny bubbles -- Turning left at Jerusalem ... -- Some get translucent -- Hollywood -- For Anselm, Jane & the shape-shifters in the backyard -- Underwater ballet -- Mutiny on the bongos -- Endlessly rocking -- Poem near dusk -- Liquid sky -- 19th century tattoo -- Half jagged, half ocean smooth -- Cadillac to Mexico -- Slow ride south -- The stumble -- Cut glass -- Cruise control -- Up against it -- Bird of passage -- Smog Lines -- The code of the west -- Fadeaway -- The morning report -- Exchange rate -- Los Oxidados -- The sound of glass breaking -- Odysseus on the PCH -- Satan stole my surfboard -- Turning silver -- Calculated risk -- Prelude to a Quaalude -- Small change -- The mockingbird is my nightingale -- Selling a kidney on eBay -- Smack up (a romance) -- Seaslug duckwalk -- Dancing into the sand -- Chinese algebra -- Allegory & ode (condensed) -- 450 bus miles -- Source code -- Salt water credentials ;
  • III. Truth as history, or an ode to medicine -- It melts in your brain not in your hand -- Correspondence -- Street legal -- You do not have to be present to win -- (I think I'm) surfing Japanese -- Narrow margin -- Center of the universe -- From my Chinese novel -- A man walks into a bar carrying an octopus -- All the heavy action was underwater -- Water on the Moon -- Duane Eddy mows his lawn -- The bride of frankenfish -- True romance -- Palisades -- Paint it turquoise -- Shell game -- This song & dance is dedicated to... -- Mullosks at the gate -- Invasion of the body surfers -- Leaning into it -- Return of the creature -- Float switch -- Water & power -- Bring me the head of Eddie Vedder -- Shipped by mule from Slovakia -- Burnt orange & compensatory -- Welcome to paradise -- Vapor eyes -- With no purpose other than to prevail -- Standing on the nose in a stylish manner -- World domination on $3 a day -- On the eve of the year of the green wood horse -- Love could be another way to say it -- Seahorses -- Drawn blank -- Hart Crane sleeps with the fishes -- The shining -- Mark it zero -- Sand in the grooves -- How the Mayans invented television -- The B-side of a once & future hashback -- Spanish word -- Find me a golden street -- Stirring up the shadows -- All debts real & imagined -- A surfboard in every refrigerator -- You don't know what love is -- To Our Lady of Wet Sand ... -- February 34th -- Way down below -- Selling books for drugs -- Primer gray tikis in the mist -- Rust never sleeps -- On the Use of symbolism... -- Considering the heart as a flotation device -- Valvoline -- Guided by voices -- Long story short -- The wrong goodbye -- Hula doll in a helium hat
ISBN
9781937027803
OCLC
958659994
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library