A Poet’s Guide to the Assassination of JFK [The Assassination of Poetry]

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Air Force One Yaddo
American Rifleman American Poetry Review
Anti-Castro Cubans Cave Canem
Arlington National Cemetery AWP
Assassination Records Review Board The Paris Review
Autopsy Diving into the Wreck
Autopsy Photos Disembodied Poetics
Autopsy Photos (Altered) Exquisite Corpse
Babushka Lady Star Black
Back Brace Back Issues
Badge Man William Logan
Judyth Vary Baker Lee Ann Brown
Barber’s Adagio for Strings Come on All You Ghosts
The Bay of Pigs “Furious Flower”
Bell & Howell 414PD Sad Little Breathing Machine
Bethesda Naval Hospital “After great pain . . . ”
Big Oil The Nobel Prize
Lem Billings Mistress Bradstreet
Lee Bowers Jake Adam York
“brains and eggs” Contributor’s Bio
Madeleine Duncan Brown Madame Deluxe
Mae Brussell Grace Cavalieri
George H. W. Bush The Yale Younger
CIA PSA (Poetry Society of America)
CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center Kinkos
Earle and Elizabeth Cabell Guns ‘N’ Roses
Cabinet Plan Over the Pacific The Cloud Corporation
      Camelot Faber
  The President Lancer
  The First Lady Lace
  Caroline Kennedy Lyric
  John F. Kennedy, Jr. Lark
The Carousel Club Best American Poetry
Casket, Bronze Ceremonial First Edition
Casket, Metal Shipping Second Printing
Fidel Castro Amiri Baraka
Rose Cheramie Chelsey Minnis
“. . . chickens coming home to roost . . .” Frank X Walker
Civil Air Patrol The Necessary Angel
John and Nellie Connally Kingsley and Kate Tufts
John Connally’s Stetson Paul Muldoon’s Rackett
John Connally’s Wounds “Four Quartets”
Conspiracy Realists Harriet
Conspiracy Theorists Scarriet
Counterfeit Agents Contest Judges
Coup d’Etat o blek b’ilat
The Cover-Up L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E
Crescent City Garage GRANTA
Walter Cronkite Robert Pinsky
City of Battle (film) louderARTS
Dallas The Triggering Town
Dallas Police Publishers Weekly
Dallas Police Department Basement Busboys and Poets
The Dal-Tex Building Atheneum Books
The Dallas Morning News Words in the Mourning Times (1970)
The Dark Complected Man The Dark Room Collective
George Bannerman Dealey George Ames Plimpton
Dealey Plaza Page
      31 Motionless People Poetry Reading Audience
“The Decision to Go to the Moon” Lila Bell Wallace
Deep Politics/Deep Throat Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films
Dog Man Seth Abramson
“Don’t Go to Texas!” Ballistics
    Reverend Billy Graham Billy Collins
Double Arrest (Oswald) DoubleTake
18 1/2 Minute Gap Untitled
“The Elderly Negro” The Book of Negro Folklore
Elm Street “X” Scansion
The Epileptic Performance Poet
The Eternal Flame Robert Frost
Amos Lee Euins Afaa Jess Dawes
Judith Exner “Hanky-Panky”
FBI Inner Voices (1963-2003) / Paper Trail (1965-2003)
Fair Play for Cuba Committee VONA
Fake Defectors Program The Baffler
False Leads Small Press Distribution
David Ferrie David Ferry
“Fiddle and Faddle” Myra Breckinridge
544 Camp 826 Valencia
Forgive My Grief 4 Volumes of Elegies
Jim Garrison New Directions
Grassy Knoll Stage
Grassy Knoll Trolls Wilde Boys
The Great Society Po-Biz
Agents Greer and Kellerman Poets & Writers
Van Heflin James Franco
The Hertz Clock Noonday
Alek James Hidell Persona Poem
Agent Clint Hill “The art of losing isn’t hard to master”
Jean Hill Mrs. Giles Whiting
James Hood On the Bus with Rosa Parks
Hotel Del Charro The Library Hotel
Hotel Texas Tin House
J. Edgar Hoover Richard Howard
Father Oscar Huber Padre Spencer Reece
Sarah T. Hughes Selected Poems
Humes and Boswell Orr and Burt
E. Howard Hunt TR Hummer
Illuminati Lannan
“I’m just a patsy!” Mexico City Blues
Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) James H. Billington (Librarian of Congress)
LBJ’s Box 13 MLA Job List 2013
LBJ’s Psychiatrist Robert N. Casper
Lady Bird Johnson Barbara “MacBird” Garson
The Joint Chiefs of Staff FSG
Vivian Malone Jones On the Bus with Rosa Parks
JFK’s Brain Received Forms
Jacqueline Kennedy Cate Marvin
Joseph P. Kennedy Ulysses
Rose F. Kennedy Ariel
Kennedy Compound Fine Arts Work Center
Kennedy Half Dollar The Threepenny Review
The Kennedy-Johnson Ticket The Prolific and the Devourer
Nikita Khrushchev Peter Sellers
Malcolm Kilduff Harold Augenbraum
Dorothy Kilgallen Alice Quinn
The Kill Castro Medical Team Callaloo
The Kill Zone Index of First Lines
Henry Kissinger “Huffy Henry hid the day, / unappeasable Henry sulked.”
Klein’s Sporting Goods Ploughshares
Mary Jo Kopechne Government Girl
Lamb Chop Puppet Anaphora
Life (Magazine) Ways of Seeing
John Liggett Thomas Lynch
Evelyn Lincoln “Cut the last line”
Lone Nut IOWA
Love Field The MacDowell Colony
“Maggie’s Drawers” Marjorie Perloff
The Magic Bullet The Pulitzer Prize
Marilyn Mailer Norman Monroe
William Manchester William Matthews
James Meredith On the Bus with Rosa Parks
Military Industrial Complex BOMB
    Eisenhower Warning The Cantos
Willie Mitchell Mitchell Douglass
The Mob Poetry Foundation
George de Mohrenschildt Askold Melnyczuk
Mary Moorman Rona Jaffe Foundation
Mary Moorman Photo Bedtime for Democracy (The Dead Kennedys)
Moscow-Washington Hotline KGB Bar
Motorcade Wave Poetry Bus
Motorcade Route “The Road Not Taken”
Motorcade Route (Altered) As the World Turns
Bill Moyers The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets
Clint Murchison, Sr. Steven Barclay
The Murchison Mansion All the Vice President’s Men
“My God, they are going to kill us all” Lit Crit
The National Archives The Strand Bookstore
Howard Nemerov Poet Laureate Consulate in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1963-64
The New Frontier The Internet
New Orleans, Louisiana Marfa, Lannan
The Newman Family The New School
9/11 Commission Report Poetry Writing Sample, 571 pages
1961 Lincoln Continental 4-door Convertible with Jump Seats Ford’s (Motor Company) Theater
    Limousine Bubble Top     Limousine Complete Stop Heroic Couplet
    Limousine Windshield Structural Integrity
Richard Nixon A Local Storm (1963) / Departures (1973)
Nurse’s Classroom (at PMH) Bluestockings
Jackie O Sharon Olds
Jackie O’s Rose 2 oz white rum, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1 dash Cointreau orange liqeur, 1 tsp sugar
Silvia Odio Silvana Straw
Oil Depletion Allowance “Sympathy for the Devil”
“One of your guys did it.” Meditations In An Emergency
Aristotle Onassis Antaeus
Orville Nix Paul Simon
Orville Nix Film “The Sounds of Silence” (1964)
Orville Nix Film (Altered) “The Sound of Silence” (1965)
Operation Mongoose Brutal Imagination
Lee Harvey Oswald Spoken Word
    Harvey Bob Holman
    Lee Miguel Algarin
    (O. H. Lee) Libra
ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) AGNI
Marguerite Oswald Martha Rhodes
Marina Oswald Anne Waldman
Oswald’s Bent Firing Pin &
Oswald’s Palm Print Concrete Poetry
Parkland Memorial Hospital MFA Program
Parkland Surgeons Graduate Writing Workshop
The Patsy Howl
The Pedestal Sunday Book Review (The New York Times
Penn Jones, Jr. PEN American Center
The Pentagon The Penguin Group
Pepsi Cola Convention Poets House
Photograph of LBJ Being Sworn In “In Plato’s Cave”
Photograph of Oswald Holding Rifle Imagism
Photograph of Oswald Being Shot Unit of Sound / Unit of Meaning
Picket Fence Fence
Pink Chanel Suit VIDA
Pink Chanel Suit (Blood Stained) VIDA
Pink Pillbox Hat Tender Buttons
The Plumbers (1971) Foetry
Power Control Group The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Freddie Prinze Miguel Piñero
Profiles in Courage George
Project Freedom Lighthead Off & Split
RFK Nick Flynn
    The Enemy Within Blind Huber
Dan Rather Dan Chiasson
    The Camera Never Blinked The Afterlife of Objects
Real and Retimed Footage Leaping Poetry
Reily Coffee Company Coffee House Press
Red Bird Airport Incident Flying Object
Rifle(s) The Lyric “I” / The “I” of the Lyric
Rifle Report Starred Review
Roses, Red (Dallas) Blue Flower Arts
Roses, Yellow (Fort Worth) “The Yellow Rose of Texas”
Jack Ruby David Lehman
Charles Senseney Cynthia Krupat
Secret Service National Book Foundation
Shadow Government The Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship
Sirhan Sirhan Shivani Shivani
Sitzman Szybist
The Sixth Floor Window Parnassus
Sniper and Spotter Grant Application Deadline
Sniper’s Nest A Public Space
SS 100 X Saratoga Piper PA-32R-301
State Funeral of John F. Kennedy “. . . a formal feeling comes–”
Stemmons Freeway Sign The Freedom of Information Act
Oliver Stone Brian Turner
The Storm Drain Low-Residency
Cecil Stoughton Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Sturgis Frank
Frank Sinatra
James Tague “…is like a villain with a smiling cheek,”
Televised Murder (?) of Oswald Who Shot J.R.?/Who J.R. Shot?
Texas Amazon.com
    Democrats of Texas (DOT) Unsolicited Manuscripts
Texas Regulars Simultaneous Submissions
Texas School Book Depository Dodge Poetry Festival
Texas Theater City Lights
Helen Thomas Catalog Copy, Print and Electronic
Officer J.D. Tippet Tony Hoagland
Three Spent Cartridges Five Metaphysical Poets
The Three Tramps ABC, CBS, NBC
“This t-shirt is unfair” The New Yorker
Clyde Tolson The Pleasure of the Text
Dr. Janet Travell Collected Poems
Treason Leaflets Broadsides/Courtesy of the Center for Book Arts
Triangulation The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
Triple Underpass Lyrical Ballads
The Tunnels Under Dallas The Tenure Track
Three-Week Cancer Writer’s Block
12 noon–1 p.m. “Skunk Hour”
UFO Files Slush Pile
The Umbrella Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference
Umbrella Man Michael Collier
The Umbrella System Waiters, Fellows, Scholars, Faculty & Guests
The United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church
Jack Valenti Protect and Defend (1992)
Vietnam Squaw Valley
Malcolm Wallace’s Fingerprint Found Poetry
War is Hell (film) National Poetry Slam Championship
Warren Commission Academy of American Poets
    Earl Warren Robert Penn Warren
    Richard Russell, Jr (D-Georgia) Richard Eberhart
    John Sherman Cooper (R-Kentucky) Daniel Hoffman
    Hale Boggs (D-Louisiana) Reed Whittemore
    Gerald Ford (R-Michigan) William Meredith
    Allen Dulles (former Director
of the CIA)
Allen Tate
    John J. McCoy (former President
of the World Bank)
Robert Fitzgerald
    Arlen Specter (Assistant Counsel) Dana Gioia
Warren Commission Report Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
Washington National Endowment for the Arts
Watergate The Book of Nightmares (1973)
White House Playboy Mansion
The White Oak Cliff(s) of Dover Beach
White Russian Community On Grief and Reason/Dancing in Odessa/Factory of Tears
Witnesses The Nation
Disappearing Witnesses Out of Print Titles
Witness Testimonies Uncorrected Proof
Abraham Zapruder Joseph Campbell
The Zapruder Film The Power of Myth
    JFK You

Thomas Sayers Ellis is the author of Skin, Inc., The Maverick Room, and The Genuine Negro Hero.

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