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A hummock in the Malookas : poems

Author: Matthew Rohrer
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1995.
Series: National poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Welcome to the singular landscape of Matthew Rohrer's first book of poems, a winner in the 1994 National Poetry Series. In the Malookas, just beyond the world we recognize, everything - from weather to food to household appliances - experiences its own reality. A violin in a pawnshop swears it will never laugh if a gun tells a joke; a broken telephone is relieved not to have to transmit its owners' mundanities; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Rohrer
ISBN: 0393037983 9780393037982 0393315487 9780393315486
OCLC Number: 32013129
Description: 74 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Venus Waning/Apollo Waxing His Car --
The Evening Concert --
The World just Before the At Ease --
Inside the Egg Something Is Laughing --
After the Performance --
The Bridge --
A Partial Foreign Policy --
Cruikshank's Rheumy Eyes --
Natural Disaster --
The Girl with the Rock Always in Her Pocket --
Incensation at the Funeral --
Hotel de l'Etoile --
The Painted Couple --
A Last Look at the Mutineers --
The Batteries --
The Empty Locket --
News of the Dead Pope --
The Funeral of the Despotic Madman --
Every Which Way but the Luminous Fork --
Drama --
A Wake for the Telephone --
Conflagration --
History Lesson --
To a Croatian Poet --
How Do You Explain the Matter of Love to a House? --
Ein Kleine Nacht Mischief --
Letter to Hoopy --
Cribbage Rules --
From a Mosaic Found in the Basilica --
A Short History of Illumination --
Rat --
When I Cut Off My Hand --
Ah Yes, That Question --
Longing's Sculpture Garden --
Map of Lament --
The Man with the Sooty Wings --
Letter in April.
Series Title: National poetry series.
Responsibility: Matthew Rohrer.

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Exploring quirky perspectives on truth, a critically acclaimed collection of poetry explores a landscape of skewed realities in which the impossible becomes familiar. Winner of the 1994 National  Read more...

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