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Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher: [Middletown, Conn.] : Wesleyan University Press ; Hanover, NH : Published by University Press of New England, ©1992.
Series: Wesleyan poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poems chronicle the author's coming of age in the rural South of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yusef Komunyakaa
ISBN: 0819522058 9780819522054 0819512087 9780819512086
OCLC Number: 25706891
Description: vi, 59 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Venus's-flytraps --
The Whistle --
Playthings --
Yellow Dog Cafe --
Happiness --
Seasons Between Yes & No --
Glory --
April's Anarchy --
The Millpond --
Immolatus --
Banking Potatoes --
The Smokehouse --
Tbe Steel Plate --
Sunday Afternoons --
Looking for Choctaw --
Fleshing-out the Season --
Blackberries --
Yellowjackets --
Gristmill --
History Lessons --
Temples of Smoke --
Boys in Dresses --
Nude Tango --
Touch --
Sugar --
Albino --
Halloween, the Late Fifties --
Mismatched Shoes --
My Father's Love Letters --
The Cooling Board --
Omen --
Believing in Iron --
Salome --
Between Angels & Monsters --
Poetics of Paperwood --
Slam, Dunk, & Hook --
Sex, Magnolias, & Speed --
Knights of the White Camellia & Deacons of Defense --
Nocturne --
Butterfly-Toed Shoes.
Series Title: Wesleyan poetry.
Responsibility: Yusef Komunyakaa.

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