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A word like fire : selected poems

Author: R G Barnes; Robert Mezey
Publisher: New York : Handsel Books, ©2005.
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"A Word Like Fire, the first comprehensive selection of Dick Barnes' poems, should confirm his place as one of the most accomplished and likable American poets of the last fifty years. His great subject was the Mojave Desert, the vast basin of ranges and valleys east and north of Los Angeles, and isolated towns with names like Essex, Cadiz Summit, Elephant Butte, Running Springs, Helendale, and often canny and  Read more...
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Barnes, R.G. (Richard G.), 1932-
Word like fire.
New York : Handsel Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607613695
Online version:
Barnes, R.G. (Richard G.), 1932-
Word like fire.
New York : Handsel Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)609798536
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R G Barnes; Robert Mezey
ISBN: 1590511670 9781590511671
OCLC Number: 55960782
Description: 141 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: from A Lake on the Earth --
Lynx Rufus Showed Me the Way --
Hatauva --
The Longing of the Soul for Absence --
Rakestraw Coyne and Boyle --
Survivors Along Poplar Street in San Bernardino --
Being Careful Back Then --
Alfalfa --
The Time of the Tumbleweeds --
"At Barstow" --
Not His Fault, His Misfortune --
A Song for Charlie --
A Visit to Lonesome John: Autumn Coming --
A Lake on the Earth: The Swarm --
from Few and Far Between --
Up Home Where I Come From --
Every Man His Own Cross --
Audacity --
Trolling: The Truth by Touch --
Clearing the Way --
Being Up There During the World War --
Learning Death --
Dusk Was Falling --
Example and Admonition --
Few and Far Between --
Willie Boy --
Helendale: Waiting by the Mojave River --
Bees in the Blossoms --
Alluvium: A Reply --
September, 1950 --
Goodbye Big Ed --
Bill Munsen, An Elegy --
The Mojave in March --
Another Part of the Desert --
A Word Like Fire --
This World --
Another September --
Sturnus Vulgaris --
On a Painting by David Hockney --
Thin Ice --
Shoot Out --
Con los Hombres a Robar, con los Cabrones ni al Agua --
Bagdad Chase Road in July --
from Granite Intrusive --
Granite Intrusive --
The Silver Dollar in Boron --
Omega over the North Mojave --
To a Horn in York Minster --
Trophy Hunt (for the Way Things Used to Be) --
Santana --
Erles --
Adam Cast Forth --
Song: Mojave Narrows --
A Story in Blue --
Pomona Laundresses --
A Child Who Is Not Likable --
An Old Story --
To a Dime --
Bare House Blues --
Rain --
Age and Vigilance --
Family Group Snapshot.
Responsibility: Dick Barnes ; edited and with a foreword by Robert Mezey.
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"A Word Like Fire, the first comprehensive selection of Dick Barnes' poems, should confirm his place as one of the most accomplished and likable American poets of the last fifty years. His great subject was the Mojave Desert, the vast basin of ranges and valleys east and north of Los Angeles, and isolated towns with names like Essex, Cadiz Summit, Elephant Butte, Running Springs, Helendale, and often canny and solitary men and women."--Jacket.

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