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Table of Contents for
Verse and Worse: Selected and New Poems of Steve McCaffery 1989–2009, selected with an introduction by Darren Wershler

Foreword | Neil Besner

Biographical Note

Introduction | Darren Wershler

A Theory of the Lyric

from Teachable Texts

from Theory of Sediment: The Curve to Its Answer

A Child’s History of Rhetoric Caught as It Happens

from The Entries

A Few Donuts from an Hommagiste or: Bad Modernism

from Some Versions of Pastoral

Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Coleridge in Calgary (ars poetica 4)

Ephemera

from Lag

from An Effect of Cellophane

Oedipus Meets the Abstract Machine

Suggestion but No Insult

The Dangers of Poetry (for Italo Calvino)

The Lone Ranger in Arcadia

Restricted Translation with Imperfect Level Shift (after Basho)

The Poem as a Thing to See

The View from Here

Tyrolean Night

A Map

Correlata for a Cryptogram

The Logic of Six

First Vico Meditation

Second Vico Meditation

Digital Poetics

Prior to Meaning

Afterword | Steve McCaffery

Acknowledgements