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Spirit boxing

Author: Afaa M Weaver
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The veteran of fifteen years as a factory worker in his native Baltimore, Weaver mines his own experience to build a wellspring of craft in poems that extend from his life to the lives that inhabit  Read more...

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Genre/Form: American poetry
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Afaa M Weaver
ISBN: 9780822964582 0822964589
OCLC Number: 972676939
Description: xi, 99 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Xu Bing's flying phoenixes --
Workers and miracles. John Henry sleeping in high grass --
Where the steel of ploughs --
Preachers --
Houses of ice, 1969 --
The lay of paradise, 1970 --
A baby in the crash of '29 --
Mass production --
The wheel. Spirit boxing --
Morning shift --
The good traveler --
The bluesman speaks on original man --
Ivory soap, a whiteness --
The worker we named Freight Train & his revelation of Ezekiel's vision --
When they fired our magician --
Knowledge of silk --
Beatitudes, the merciful --
Handling the heaviness --
How to use a buck knife --
Beatitudes, the peacemakers --
When hard men love each other --
Freight train returns from the hospital --
Black scab --
A truck drive from West Virginia --
The good job --
The winepress --
Freight Train watches me do my taiji --
In Mencken's neighborhood --
Wheels inside wheels. When the farms give out --
Walk on, walk away --
A postscript to Giant --
Interiors, a miner's home --
Grabbing lunch in the morgue --
A nation of hands --
Ode to the wheelchair --
Get on up, now --
Whole cloth --
A legacy, southern kin --
The gray mare --
Blood of union of states --
Mr. Fugg's hardware store --
Making soldiers --
Ode ot the hard men --
The hipness of hips --
Coda. Repack room --
Where no good can live --
The architecture of factories, 1985 --
Ode to the righteous union --
Dear mystical reader.
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Afaa Michael Weaver.

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