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Author: Kathleen Flenniken
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
Series: Prairie schooner book prize in poetry.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A series of poems about ordinary women piecing together their own significance.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Flenniken
ISBN: 9780803269248 0803269242
OCLC Number: 62161217
Description: 74 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Minor characters League of minor characters --
It's not you, it's me --
International House of Pancakes --
Lost coat, PLS call --
Nuns' remains --
Map of the marriage bed --
How to read this story to your children --
Elisabeth reads poetry --
Life and art --
Passing for Mormon --
No, you have the wrong number --
What I learn weeding --
Everybody Wang Chung Tonight --
Calling up ghosts --
Middle child is born --
Physiology of joy --
Minor celebrities --
Graphology --
Minor celebrities --
Words drift down on Virgil Suarez --
Sarah Chang plays violin --
Pantoum for Jane Goodall --
Edna St. Vincent Millay's husband --
Built like that --
What I saw --
Conversation with a Sensualist --
Dust --
Lessons in trigonometry --
Colonel Mustard between games --
Sea monster --
Shampoo --
Gil's story --
If we could live here --
Beauty of the curve --
Sotto Voce --
Fame --
Fireball --
Preservation --
One night --
Natural history --
Sound of a train --
My father invented the calendar --
My mother's biographies --
Woman reading --
Murder mystery --
Reading Hamilton's biography of Robert Lowell --
Anais Nin on the sales table --
Miss Marianne Moore takes a tango lesson --
To ease my mind --
Two dreams of infinity --
Informal visitation --
New language --
Prayer animals.
Series Title: Prairie schooner book prize in poetry.
Responsibility: Kathleen Flenniken.
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"A little voice sings/from the back of the auditorium/of my throat. Aren't all of us/waiting to be discovered?" Here, the poet's answer is sometimes grave, sometimes comic, but tuned to the  Read more...

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Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry "What emerges from the poems, taken as a group and as a loose narrative, is a familiar and mundane persona that could correspond to that of many Read more...

 
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