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Author: David C Ward
Publisher: Manchester : Carcanet Press Ltd., 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This full-length poetry collection from art historian David C. Ward combines wry meditations on 21st-century life, work, and family with observations of America?its landscapes, its history, its social and foreign policy. Ward's poems are peopled by those who seem never quite able to inhabit their own lives: from well-known figures such as Andy Warhol and vanished poet Weldon Kees to Ward's own father, a nighthawk  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ward, David C.
Call Waiting.
Chicago : Carcanet Press Ltd., 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Ward
ISBN: 9781847774668 1847774660 9781847774644 1847774644
OCLC Number: 886112315
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover ; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; I; June, Swoon; River Run; Slake; Debridement; The Absolute Sweetness of Decay; Still we pretend at modesty; No Place; Self-Reliance; Any Questions?; Another Birthday; These Days; Anything special; Pole Star; Say again? I didn't catch that; Time and Tide; Berkshire Spring, False Dawn; Climate Change; 'Warning! Cliff Edge! Danger!!'; Drowning Narcissus; Chancellorsville; Surplus Value; Relict; Material Culture; Aces and Eights; Irish Graves; Caesura; So Much for Irony; Clothes Make the Man; Inheritance; The Highway System; Canker. Bone ColdII; The River Refuses its Name; Life's Blood; Ball's Bluff; On a landscape turned red; Captain's Watch; 1914; The Magdalene Laundries; Jack and Bill; Jackson Pollock Crashes his Car; E.D.; Aesthetic Contemplation; Two San Francisco Poets; Weldon Kees' Car; Jack Spicer; Nighthawks; For Elizabeth Bishop; Camouflage Self-Portrait; Itch; Adulthood; Federal City Scenes; Myriads of Eternity; For those who hear what we cannot; Saints Today; Internal Difference; Permanent Record; Teleology; Hypocrite lecteur. Whose semblable?; Hemingway's Iceberg; Isn't it pretty to think so? Jamais Vu or Was It?Still Life, Grand Central Station; Alcools; Marginalia; Call Waiting. Waiting ; Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat; Summer Vacation; The Sublime Meets Prairie Town; III; Zero Sum; Anti-Hymn/Antonym: A Prophecy; At 9:45 a.m.; Unintended Consequences; Colossus; CCTV; Death from Above; Def: Extreme Rendition; The End of History; Acknowledgements and Notes.
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