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High water mark : prose poems

Author: David Shumate
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2004.
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of prose poems filled with hallucinatory visions of the everyday and made-up memories by poet David Shumate.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shumate, David.
High water mark.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645857424
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shumate
ISBN: 0822958589 9780822958581
OCLC Number: 56363767
Description: 69 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Rain --
The Polka-Dot Shirt --
The Japanese Rooms --
How to Sit in a Cafe --
Prescription for Insomniacs --
What Hemingway Learned from Cezanne --
The Institute of Cool --
A Nazi in Retirement --
The Blue Period --
Lifesaving --
Coronado Rises in the Stirrups --
All Seas Belong to Neruda --
Hitler's Barber --
Ferlinghetti's Ears --
Custer --
Three Kings --
With Fitzgerald along the Cote d'Azur --
Mornings with Freud --
The Psychic Geography of Atlantis --
Household Buddhas --
A Saint for You --
The Shape of the Human Soul --
Infant --
Teaching a Child the Art of Confession --
The Machinery of the Soul --
Martyr --
The Wasted Day --
On Finding a Landscape I Painted as a Child --
The Buddha of Arithmetic --
Country Music --
Passing Through a Small Town --
Tornado --
The American Dream --
Bomb Shelter --
Shooting the Horse --
Tabloid Headlines --
Critic --
A Thousand Miles from Nowhere --
Reading to the Blind Man --
May I Interest You? --
Accordion Lessons --
The Id --
Testicles --
Afternoon Nap --
Visitation --
Graveyard --
The Ambassador of the Dead --
The Art of Forgetting --
Poems That Can Only Be Written at Night --
The Slaves of My Ancestors --
Armor --
The Funeral of the Moon --
Warehouse --
Old Age --
Mushrooms --
High Water Mark --
The Immortal.
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Responsibility: David Shumate.

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In David Shumate's prose poems, the narrator of the title poem rhapsodizes, ""I wouldn't mind seeing another good flood before I die. It's been dry for decades. Next time I think I'll just let go and  Read more...

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