Grace Notes: New and Selected Poems is a collection of published and unpublished poems from the 1970s to the present day. They are organized into three groups. The first group in entitled Grace Notes. These are poems that deal with composers such as Mahler, Dvorak, Ives, Richard Strauss, Roy Orbison or with specific pieces of music. The second group, Imaginary Friends, are poems about historical figures — architect Louis Sullivan, writer Marcel Proust, B-Movie queen Marie Windsor and others. The final group, Back in the Real World, is closer to the poet’s bone and soul. Here are elegies, valentines, and bits of personal history.