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Almanac : poems

Author: Austin Smith
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Series: Princeton series of contemporary poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almanac is a collection of lyrical and narrative poems that celebrate, and mourn the passing of, the world of the small family farm. But while the poems are all involved in some way with the rural Midwest, particularly with the people and land of the northwestern Illinois dairy farm where Austin Smith was born and raised, they are anything but merely regional. As the poems reflect on farm life, they open out to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Smith
ISBN: 9780691159188 0691159181 9780691159195 069115919X
OCLC Number: 841391626
Description: viii, 82 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The silo --
Queen-Anne's lace --
Fort-Da --
Thistles --
The night my mother --
How a calf comes into the world --
Lightning --
Autumn's velocity --
The Brinkmeiers --
Aerial photograph, Glasser farm, 1972 --
Dean --
Coach Chance --
The man accused of fucking horses --
The bait shop --
Memoir of my imaginary sister --
Neon Apotheosis --
Bingo --
Stephenson County Fair in Wartime --
Nancy and Dwayne, Danville, Virginia, 1970 --
Romeo and Juliet in the tomb --
The battlefield --
The pit --
The man who poisoned Robert Johnson --
Nazi soldier with a book in his pants --
Sharpener of knives --
Overlord --
The hotel --
The equation --
Resonance --
Postcards to Andrew Wyeth --
Recollection --
Letter to my father written in a bar in Mitchell, South Dakota --
On a Greyhound bus in America --
Mission --
The scythe --
The mummy in the Freeport Art Museum --
Sirens --
A serious house on serious earth --
Poem for Les, homeless --
Elegy for missing teeth --
Directions for how to use Crest whitening strips --
The trencher --
Instructions for how to put an old horse down --
The key in the stone --
Wake.
Series Title: Princeton series of contemporary poets.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Austin Smith.

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Offers a collection of lyrical and narrative poems that celebrate, and mourn the passing of, the world of the small family farm. This book reflects on a long poetic apprenticeship.  Read more...

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"[A] lucid debut... [S]elf-contained, compact stories [that] will stick in the mind for a while."--Publishers Weekly "Smith's close familiarity with the everyday tragedies of our human existence is Read more...

 
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