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Local knowledge : poems

Author: B H Fairchild
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An early collection by the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B H Fairchild
ISBN: 0393322211 9780393322217
OCLC Number: 60964686
Notes: "Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry"--Cover.
Description: 105 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: In Czechoslovakia --
In a cafe near Tuba City, Arizona, beating my head against a cigarette machine --
Language, nonsense, desire --
There is constant movement in my head --
Maize --
Child and dwarf --
In another life I encounter my father --
The woman at the laundromat crying "mercy" --
The machinist, teaching his daughter to play the piano --
The march of the suicides --
The Doppler effect --
The Robinson Hotel --
Toban's precision machine shop --
Strength --
Speaking the names --
The last days --
Fire and water --
The messengers --
Local knowledge --
Kansas --
Saipan --
December, 1986 --
My mother's dreams --
Photograph of a college football team, 1927 --
The structures of everyday life.
Responsibility: B.H. Fairchild.
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