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Facts about the moon : poems

Author: Dorianne Laux
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this fourth collection, Dorianne Laux once again strikes fire from the stones of the ordinary: a quiet neighborhood street at dusk, a pool hall, a bare tree, a starling. Her lines measure the vulnerable grace of working people, the waitress, the nurse, the bus driver. And especially in this new collection, the beauty and pain of young women, mothers and daughters, sisters, lovers, caught in the "lunar pull" of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorianne Laux
ISBN: 0393060969 9780393060966 9780393329629 0393329623
OCLC Number: 61309353
Awards: Oregon Book Award for Poetry, 2006.
Description: 101 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The life of trees --
Democracy --
Vacation sex --
The ravens of Denali --
The crossing --
Hummingbird --
My brother's grave --
The last days of Pompeii --
Moon in the window --
Facts about the moon --
What's broken --
Her first --
The Germans --
Come spring --
For Matthew Shepard --
Afterlife --
Face poem --
Laundry and cigarettes --
Puzzle dust --
The lost --
Poolhall --
It must have been summer --
What's terrible --
Superglue --
Sisters --
A walk in the park --
Little magnolia --
Girl child --
The idea of housework --
Music in the morning --
Kissing again --
Savages --
Against endings --
Tonight I am in love --
Cello --
The birthday party --
One cell --
Morning song --
Starling.
Responsibility: Dorianne Laux.
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"Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."-Philip Levine  Read more...

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