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Inland : poems

Author: Pamela Alexander
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1997.
Series: Iowa poetry prize.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pamela Alexander's poetry is characterized by inventive language, scrupulous accuracy of imagery, and a winning fusion of the comic and the deeply serious. Her subjects vary as widely as her settings, which range from the New Hampshire woods to the Arizona desert. A family life eccentric to the point of chaos, close observations of wildlife, and coastal sailing are among the poet's topics. Despite this variety,  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Alexander
ISBN: 0877455821 9780877455820
OCLC Number: 36008633
Description: 68 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Down on the Farm --
Impromptu --
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor --
Mt. Auburn Owl --
Jugglebirds Abroad --
Seminar --
From the Book of Foxes --
My Mother and the Myriad Things --
Soon --
Manners --
My Brother's Back --
Nots --
Accidentals --
Fogbow --
Souvenir --
Mt. Pinatubo --
Fortune --
Look Here --
Northeast Suite --
Origin --
Passage with Owls --
Slip --
Ease --
Spill --
Bog at Black Pond --
Understory.
Series Title: Iowa poetry prize.
Responsibility: by Pamela Alexander.

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"Pam Alexander's "Inland" is quietly acute, witty, and lovely to read. Her poems embrace the outdoors, her poems are giant houses that have beds for foxes, spiders, and tender people."--Alan Read more...

 
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