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The ocean inside Kenji Takezo

Author: Rick Noguchi
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1996.
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poems by Rick Noguchi. For Kenji Takezo, the surfer who inhabits these poems, balance becomes more than just trying to stand on a wave. It is a way of surving in a world as precarious as the ocean.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Noguchi, Rick.
Ocean inside Kenji Takezo.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)606033385
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Noguchi
ISBN: 0822939592 9780822939597 0822956136 9780822956136
OCLC Number: 36070074
Description: ix, 75 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: When for Weeks the Sea Is Flat --
The Turn of Privacy --
Hunting of Grunion --
Craving the Taste of Ocean --
The Breath He Holds --
The Brother, Joe Takezo, an Amateur Bodybuilder Who Tries to Surf, Sometimes --
Holes from Somewhere --
El Toro del Mar --
After Kenji Takezo Loses His Trunks His Appetite Is Met, Almost --
The Second Oldest Balancing Butsumyo Retired from the Circus, Age Twenty-three --
I, the Neighbor Mr. Uskovich, Watch Every Morning Kenji Takezo Hold His Breath --
The Explosion at the Power Plant Was Not a Supernova --
The Madonna --
His the Ocean --
The Really Long Ride --
His First Big Surf --
After Kenji Takezo's Worst Wipeout He Takes Home with Him Some Ocean --
The Sweetest Oranges in Town --
Two Words That Mean Nothing and Everything --
The Breath-Holding Contest --
Kenji Takezo Learns to Keep His Mouth Closed --
The Shirt His Father Wore That Day Was Wrinkled, Slightly --
Black with Red Spots --
Not Surfing Some Days --
From Rooftops, Kenji Takezo Throws Himself --
June 22nd --
The Winter Skin He Wears --
The Ocean Inside Him --
The Classmate Who Saw Kenji Takezo Riding a Bus --
The Witch of Miyajima That the First Squad Encountered, Circa 1470 --
The Widow Who Was Slaughtered --
Lost Under the Ocean After Falling Off a Wave --
The Room He Cannot Keep --
His Wave --
The Kite a Man Made --
Kenji Takezo Becomes Water --
Autumn Heat --
Orchards --
His Brother Surfing --
His First Dance --
October, Remembering the Ride No One Saw --
Paradise: Resting Off Highway 5 --
Kenji Takezo the Surfer Who Can Dance, Too --
The Old-Timer Who Told Himself Away --
Kenji Takezo Fights Back --
He Knows Not Every Ride Is Perfect.
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Responsibility: Rick Noguchi.

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"These spare, demotic lyrics ride with innocence, humility, humor, and doggedness. The Ancient, the Little, the constant Mariner: the human soul, as bare among the cultural wreckage as it always was, Read more...

 
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