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Field recordings : poems

Author: Russell Brakefield
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2018]
Series: Made in Michigan writers series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Firmly rooted in the dramatic landscapes and histories of Michigan, Field Recordings uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of personal origin, family, art, and masculinity. The speakers of these poems navigate Michigan's folklore and folkways while exploring more personal connections to those landscapes and examining the timeless questions that occupy those songs and stories. With rich musicality  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Brakefield
ISBN: 9780814344965 0814344968
OCLC Number: 1030582091
Description: 93 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Way We Learned to Sing --
This Is America and We Are Boys --
The Butcher's Boy --
Orchestra --
The Boy Whose Every Word Was Song --
Florist's Apprentice, Age 19 --
Northern Michigan After Bar --
Rag --
The Ballad Form --
Pardon, Trout Farm --
Gate Keeper --
Calendar Customs --
Myth --
After the Labor Day Procession --
Minstrel --
Silent Movie with Playback Slowed Down --
Barn Dance --
Rules for Recording Traditional Music, An Erasure --
River Song --
Distances Between the Head and Chest --
Effigy --
Field Recordings --
The Wraith in the Creek --
Mackinaw Island --
Nain Rouge, Red Gnome --
The Dog-man from Luther --
The Girl with Birds for Hands --
Raccoon Sighting Before Intimacy --
Habitat Diorama --
Unreliable Auguries --
Halcyon and Her Mortal Lover --
Carnival Song --
The High and Lonesome Sound --
Fermata --
Ode to Joy --
Shutter, Lag --
Morning Song --
Ruby Creek Road --
Kalkaska County, Michigan --
Wedding Song --
The Perseids --
Origins.
Series Title: Made in Michigan writers series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Russell Brakefield.

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