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Elegy for a broken machine : poems

Author: Patrick Phillips
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The poet Patrick Phillips joins our list with a stunning collection of elegies that bear witness to the small beauties and inevitable losses of our transient life"--
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Phillips
ISBN: 9780385353755 0385353758 9780385353762 0385353766
OCLC Number: 882906847
Notes: "This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Awards: Commended for National Book Awards (Poetry) 2015
Description: viii, 66 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Elegy for a broken machine --
Four haiku --
Elegy outside the ICU --
Once --
The night nurse comes --
Elegy with oil in the bilge --
The man --
The body --
Work-clothes quilt --
The shoebox hades --
Mercy --
Elegy with a bronze station wagon --
The singing --
Elegy after midnight --
Mattress --
Barbershop --
Elegy after a suicide --
Vesper sparrow --
Old love --
My father's friends --
My grandmother --
Elegy for smoking --
Alan the plumber --
The guitar --
Elegy at the Trinity pub --
Sunset park --
Elegy with gasoline --
Aubade --
Spell against gods --
Variations on a text by Donald Justice --
Will.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Patrick Phillips.

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"The poet Patrick Phillips joins our list with a stunning collection of elegies that bear witness to the small beauties and inevitable losses of our transient life"--

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