Dismantling the Angel

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With Dismantling the Angel, Eric Pankey shows once more why he is one of the American poets I admire most. These are such deeply moving, humane, and thoughtful poems.” —KEVIN PRUFER

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Published 15 December 2013
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DISMANTLING THE ANGEL
E R I C P A N K E Y poems Winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize
Free Verse Edîtîons
Edîted by Jon Tompson
DISMANTLING THE ANGEL
WINNER OF THE NEW MEASURE POETRY PRIZE
Eric Pankey
Parlor Press Anderson, South Carolina www.parlorpress.com
Paror Press LLC, Anderson, Sout Caroîna, 29621
© 2014 by Paror Press A rîgts reserved. Prînted în te Unîted States o Amerîca S A N: 2 5 4 - 8 8 7 9
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Pankey, Eric, 1959- [Poems. Selections]  Dismantling the Angel / Eric Pankey.  pages cm  “Winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize.”  ISBN 978-1-60235-487-6 (pbk. : acid-free paper) -- ISBN 978-1-60235-488-3 (adobe ebook) -- ISBN 978-1-60235-489-0 (ibook) -- ISBN 978-1-60235-490-6 (epub) -- ISBN 978-1-60235-491-3 (kindle)  I. Title.  PS3566.A575A6 2014  811’.54--dc23  2013042186
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Contents
Dîsmantîng te Ange3 I. he Kîngdom o Smoke7 he Taîsmanîc Sîrt8 Fîre and Wînd9 Autobîograpy o Fîre10 Parabe o te Empty Jar11 he Expusîon12 he House o Lazarus13 Essay on te Entry înto Jerusaem14 A Study or a Fîgure at te Base o te CrucîIxîon15 Essay on Mannerîsm16 Essay on te Supper at Emmaus17 Ordînary Tîme: Watcîng Starîngs18 Sort Sentence19 he Daugters o Lot20 Tabeau rom te Last Days21 Tomb Furnîsîngs22 II. Essay on a Lemon27 Lunar Caendar28 Epîc Fragment29 Nîneteen Essays30 he Equîîbrîum o a Swan’s Feater33 Fîm Stî34 Varîatîons on a heme35 he ïnner Workîngs37 Two Cîdren hreatened by a Nîgtîngae38 A Man on Wom te Sun Goes Down39 he Worst Fears o te Emperor40
Contents
Underword Varîatîons41 Ow43 Ater Lî Ho44 How to Make Love to Someone You Do Not Love45 Ox46 III.47 he ïnerîtance49 Reîcs and Kîndîng50 he Educatîon o te Poet52 he Bîndod53 Mutîpes o Tweve54 he Convaescence55 Louîe56 he Magîcîan’s Suîtcase57 Home58 he Mess59 At te Party60 Essay on Compassîon61 Se-Portraît wît Depressîon62 Documentary Evîdence63 he Enîgma o a Useess Key64 Exîe and Return65
Acknowedgments67 About te Autor69 Free Verse Edîtîons71
Peraps an angel looks lîke everytîng We ave forgotten, I mean forgotten hîngs tat don’t seem famîlîar wen We meet tem agaîn, lost beyond tellîng, Wîc were ours once.
—Jon Asbery