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The abridged history of rainfall

Author: Jay Hopler
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's, [2016] ©2016
Series: McSweeney's poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jay Hopler's second collection, a mourning song for his father, is an elegy of uproar, a careening hymn to disaster and its aftermath. In lyric poems, by turns droll and desolate, Hopler documents the struggle to live in the face of great loss, a task that sends him ranging through Florida's torrid subtropics, the mountains of the American West, the streets of Rome, and the Umbrian countryside - Provided by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Hopler
ISBN: 1944211268 9781944211264
OCLC Number: 951453188
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, Poetry, 2016
Florida Book Award, 2016. Gold, Poetry.
Description: ix, 75 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Contents: Winter Night Full of Stars --
Where Is All This Water Coming From? --
Self-Pity Is Better Than No Pity At All --
It Was Not of the Moon We Dreamt --
Umbrian Anecdotes --
O, the Sadness Immaculate --
Not All Skeletons Are Museum Quality --
A Moral Victory Is Still A Defeat --
Poem Written on the First Anniversary of My Father's Death --
After the Obsequies, Etc. --
Eulogy (Currently in Revision) --
Meditation on a Poem Currently in Revision --
Sonnet on Consequence --
May 25 --
Excerpts from the Unabridged History of Rainfall --
Birds are How the Earth Makes Sense of Heaven --
Elegy for the Living --
The Grove --
The Ranges of Birds --
Beauty is a Real Thing, I've Seen It --
What This Poem Means --
Alarums. Flourishes. Exeunt. --
From a Window --
Elegy --
Glose --
The Pallbearer --
Jazz Funeral --
Cloud Chanty --
Epigraph --
The Rooster King --
The Coast Road.
Series Title: McSweeney's poetry series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Jay Hopler.

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Jay Hopler's second collection, a mourning song for his father, is an elegy of uproar, a careening hymn to disaster and its aftermath. In lyric poems, by turns droll and desolate, Hopler documents the struggle to live in the face of great loss, a task that sends him ranging through Florida's torrid subtropics, the mountains of the American West, the streets of Rome, and the Umbrian countryside - Provided by the publisher.

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