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John Frederick Nims

John Frederick Nims

Nims, John Frederick
Title: John Frederick Nims
Reading Date: Friday, April 3, 1964

Introduction-5239

Description:

by Dorothy Fuller

Opening Remarks-5240

"The Dark Night"-5241

Description:

by St. John of the Cross


Annotation:

John of the Cross, Saint. The Poems of St. John of the Cross. Trans. John Frederick Nims. New York: Grove Press, 1959.

"Ballad ix: Of the Nativity"-5242

Description:

by St. John of the Cross


Annotation:

John of the Cross, Saint. The Poems of St. John of the Cross. Trans. John Frederick Nims. New York: Grove Press, 1959.

On translation-5243

"The Young Ionia"-5244

Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. Knowledge of the Evening. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1960.

Excerpts from "The Evergreen"-5245

Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. Knowledge of the Evening. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1960.

"Epitaphs for the Light Ladies" and "Epitaph for a Poet"-5246

Description:

Published versions bear the titles "Epitaph for a Light Lady," "Another," and "Another"; "Epitaph for a Light Lady" and "Epitaph for a Poet" differ from published versions.

"Aggie, who bragged..." is uncollected. 


Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. Of Flesh and Bone. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1967.

"Decline and Fall"-5247

Description:

Differs from published version. 


Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. Knowledge of the Evening. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1960.

"A Pretty Device of the Fathers"-5248

Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. Knowledge of the Evening. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1960.

"Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle" / "My girl says she'll take no one else for a lover"-5249

Description:

by Catullus


Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. Sappho to Valéry: Poems in Translation (2nd ed., revised and enlarged). Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1990.

"Catullus, LXX"-5250

Description:

Published version bears the title "Spleen: Catullus, LXX." Differs from published version. 


Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. The Kiss: A Jambalaya. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982.

"Curse"-5251

Description:

Published version bears the title "Palinode." Differs from published version. 


Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. The Six-Cornered Snowflake and Other Poems. New York: New Directions, 1990.

"Agamemnon Before Troy"-5252

Annotation:

Nims, John Frederick. Knowledge of the Evening. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1960.

Reading Date: Friday, April 3, 1964
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center

John Frederick Nims reads from Knowledge of the Evening (1960) and Of Flesh and Bone (1967); he also reads translations of poems by St. John of the Cross and Catullus. 

John Frederick Nims by LaVerne Harrell Clark

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