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Bright dead things : poems

Author: Ada Limón
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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""Bright Dead Things" examines the chaos that is life, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and the search to find something that is ultimately disorderly, and marvelous, and ours"--
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ada Limón
ISBN: 9781571314710 1571314717
OCLC Number: 899266122
Awards: National Book award finalist.
Description: 105 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How to triumph like a girl --
During the impossible age of everyone --
The last move --
Mowing --
The rewilding --
The good wave --
Down here --
How far away we are --
The quiet machine --
I remember the carrots --
The tree of fire --
Someplace like Montana --
State bird --
Downhearted --
Miracle fish --
The saving tree --
What it looks like to us and the words we use --
Bellow --
What remains grows ravenous --
In a Mexican restaurant I recall how much you upset me --
Cower --
Relentless --
The riveter --
The vine --
After you toss around the ashes --
The noisiness of sleep --
We are surprised --
The long ride --
Before --
Torn --
Field bling --
In the country of resurrection --
Glow --
The wild divine --
Day of song, day of silence --
Oranges & the ocean --
Play it again --
Long ago & the cow comes back --
Accident report in the tall, tall weeds --
Service --
The plunge --
The good fight --
Drift --
Midnight, talking about our exes --
Nashville after hours --
Oh please, let it be lightning --
Adaptation --
Roadside attractions with the dogs of America --
Prickly pear & fisticuffs --
The whale & the waltz inside of it --
A trick of the light --
Tattoo theory --
The problem with travel --
Outside Oklahoma, we see Boston --
The great blue heron of Dunbar Road --
Lies about sea creatures --
Call to post --
Lashed to the helm, all stiff and stark --
Home fires --
After the ice storm --
The other wish --
The conditional.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Ada Limón.

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Long list selection for the National Book Award for poetry Best Poetry Book of 2015: New York Times and Buzzfeed Praise for Bright Dead Things "Effortlessly lyrical."--New York Times "These poems Read more...

 
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