by Harvey Mudd | Second Porcupine Press | 1976
“Soulscot,” a tithe to be paid for burial in the churchyard. Mudd’s early poems explore the childhood memories of World War II, a time of uncertainty, anxiety, and absences.
by Harvey Mudd | Second Porcupine Press | 1980
More formal poems than those collected in Soulscot, including translations from the Spanish of Antonio Machado. Illustrated with line drawings based on a bas relief in Rimini, Italy.
Plain of Smokes
by Harvey Mudd | Black Sparrow Press | 1982
The Plain of Smokes is book-length poem About the city of Los Angeles similar to Hart Crane’s portrayal of America in The Bridge. Drawings by California artist and ceramist, Ken Price capture the modern city’s red funk jazz of movement and light.
A European Education
by Harvey Mudd | Black Sparrow Press | 1986
A European Education is another book-length poem, this based on diaries Mudd kept during six month exploration of the places of the Holocaust in the winter of 1979-80. The poem records Mudd’s emotional and intellectual responses to what he learned and saw.
Spinoza’s Dog: New and Selected Poems
by Harvey Mudd | Porcupine Press | 2017
Spinoza’s Dog contains what Mudd considers the work that most successfully represents the poetic sensibility and the content of his previous four books of poetry. The Selected Poems make up about a third of this collection, the remainder written in the last ten years during the period that he has lived in France.