Fear of Dreaming: The Selected Poems (Penguin Poets)

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Carroll, a diarist and rock performer, is best known for his coming-of-age memoir The Basketball Diaries, which became an instant classic when it was first published in 1978 and then a national bestseller when a film version of the book was released in 1995. Carroll initially made his reputation as a poet, and has won acclaim and comparisons to everyone from Rimbaud to Frank O’Hara for his delicate yet hallucinatory imagery.

This volume of poetry collects selections from Jim Carroll’s Living at the Movies, which was published in 1973 when he was twenty-two, and The Book of Nods, released in 1986. Fear of Dreaming also includes pieces previously unpublished in book form, including “Curtis’s Charm,” a vignette set in New York City’s Central Park about a man convinced he is a victim of black magic, and poetic tributes to Robert Mapplethorpe and Ted Berrigan.

“His poems’ urgent, obsessive metaphors pose tensely against their cool, streetwise surface voice, charging them with an electricity that’s at once disturbing, sexual, religious, and psychological.”—Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

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Jim Carroll’s bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries was first released in 1978 and adapted as a film in 1995. Carroll’s work includes several collections of poetry as well as a asecond memoir, Forces Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973. As the leader of The Jim Carroll Band he released three albums as well as several spoken word recordings. He died in New York City on September 11, 2009.

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3 Short Poems: Cinco De Mayo
3 Short Poems: Compassion
3 Short Poems: Poem
The Academy Of The Future Is Opening Its Doors
The Ad Man's Daughter
After St. John Of The Cross
An Apple At Dawn
At Eighteen Years Of Age
August
Back Home
Back To The Streets Always, Ravaged And Wet
A Beach Landing
The Birth And Death Of The Sun
Birthday Poem
Blood Bridge
The Blue Pill
Blue Poles
Borges Death Mask
The Buddha Reveals Himself
California Poem
Calm Under Fire
The Caves
Chelsea May
A Child Growing Up With The Sun
Chop Chop
Coda
Cold Faces
Confederate Lake
The Cosmopolitan Sense
Cough Syrup
Crossed Wires
Curtis's Charm
Days
Dead Salamander's Song
The Desert Casino
The Distances
Dog Crunch
Dresden To Chesapdeake Bay
Dueling The Monkey
An Early Morning Cruciftixion
El Hombre Del Ombre
Epiphany
Eugene, Oregon
Evening News
Fear And Trembling
Fear Of Dreaming
Five Irresponsible Students Of Zen
For Elizabeth
For Ezra Pound
For John Donne
For Robert Smithson
For Sue's Birthday
For Your Birthday
A Fragment
Fragment: Little N.y. Ode
Gliding
The Green Bus
Growing Up
Guitar Voodoo
Here I Walked With A Memory Of Workers In Midtown
Heroes
Heroin
Highway Report
Homage To Gerard Manley Hopkins
How Relaxed
I Am Not Kurt Schwitters
I Am Trying To Abide By The Clues
I Drank Cough Syrup In Alcoves
I Have Walked These Streets So Often I Could
I Rest With The Dogs Across The Feathers Of Birds
I Stored Daylight In Secret Attics
I Watched A Street Gang Heading
The Ice Capades
In Four Seasons
In Midtown Again The Way You Stop
In The Capital
In The Deep Green Vase
In The Gears
In The Law Library
In The Valley
In This Room Particularly
In Time, Aids
Inauguration Day
Invisible Sleep
It Doesn't Matter
It Seems I Have Misplaced The Directions For Childhood
Jet Fizzle
Judging The Pageant
Just Visiting
The Lakes Of Sligo
Leaving N.y.c.
Lenses
Like A Rabid Goat, This Obsession
Little Ode On St. Anne's Day
Living At The Movies
The Loft
Love Poem
Love Poem (later)
Love Rockets
Love Story
M. Verdoux, The Wife Killer
Marked By A More Distant Sky, I Hold
Maybe I'm Amazed
Me, Myself And I
Mercury Clouds
Micky
Midnight
Morning
The Moss Under Your Fingernails It Feeds
Music Television
My Body Has Been Perforated
My Debt
My Father's Vacation
My Needs Were Few And Pure
The Narrows
The New Death
New Year 1970
Next Door
A Night Outing
Nightclubbing
Noiselessly, The World Has Begun To Defect
Not Surprisingly %i Lost Track Of The Seasons
On Susan's Birthday
On The Rush
On Tour
One Flight Up
One Hundred Years Of Boredom
The Other Garden
Our Desires
Painting By Flashlight
Paraguay
Paregoric Babies
Parting The Reeds
A Perfect Stranger
Poem
Poem
Poem
Poem
Poem
Poem
Poem
Poem
Poem On My Son's Birthday
A Poet Dies
Post Office
Post-modernism
Praying Mantis
Prell
Prologue
Quality
Reaching France
Rimbaud Scenes: Rimbaud Pays Homage To Saint Helena
Rimbaud Scenes: Rimbaud Running Guns
Rimbaud Scenes: Rimbaud Sees The Dentist
Rimbaud Scenes: Rimbaud's Tooth Ache
Rimbaud Scenes: Waking In A Painter's Loft In Paris
The Runners
The Safe Corridor
Saint Theresa
Savage Bubbles
Scouting
Sea Battle
Seltzer
A Short Reminder
Silent Money
Silver Mirrors
Sleeplessness
Some Detectives In Worn Suits Slide At My Door
Song
Stepping Out Of M.o.m.a.
Styro
Sure
Teeth Marks
The Tenth Try
Thick Veins On The Back Of My Forearm
Things That Fly
To A Poetess
To The National Endowment For The Arts
To The Secret Poets Of Kansas
Torn Canvas
Traffic
Trained Monkey
The Transient
Vacation
Watching The Schoolyard
What Matter For Thick Armchairs And Fine Shelves For Books
When He Was Young In Harlem My Father
A Window In Cherry Valley
Wing And Claw
Winter's Age
With Van Gogh
Withdrawal Letter
Words From Babylon
Your Daughter
Zeno's Final Paradox
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