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Author: Samuel Amadon
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2010.
Series: Iowa poetry prize.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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℗¡℗¡ Drawing equally from Wallace Stevens, Gertrude Stein, John Berryman, and Robert Frost, Samuel Amadon & rsquo;s award-winning Like a Sea is a collection of poems where personality is foregrounded and speech is both bizarre and familiar. Central to this weirdly talky work is & ldquo;Each H, & rdquo; a sequence of eleven monologues and dialogues wherein an unknown number of speakers examine their collective and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Amadon, Samuel.
Like a sea.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009933597
(OCoLC)489374533
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Amadon
ISBN: 9781587299254 1587299259
OCLC Number: 663882744
Awards: Iowa Poetry Prize, 2009
Description: 1 online resource (85 pages)
Contents: One. Each H (I) --
Of deadish New England towns sups the incandescence --
Each H (II) --
North meadows --
Each H (III) --
Quotes from the Hartford poems --
Each H (IV) --
Touches the helicopter --
Each H(V) --
A discrete or continuous sequence of measurable events distributed in time --
The curtains are --
Two. Like an evening --
Three. Each H (VI) --
Pass-pass, or all my pulses --
Archipelago this, archipelago that --
A uselessness of amadons --
Each H (VII) --
Uncomfortable hand --
Mum, wag --
North of Providence --
Photography doesn't exist --
Each H (VIII) --
Goodnight lung --
The barber's fingers move October --
Each H (IX) --
Each H (X) --
Four. Each H (XI) --
Five. What was drained is flooded and after comes --
A mountain is --
Fresh warm --
A clean shirt --
Foghorns --
My Hummel is self-propelled artillery --
Nine at nine --
The greenness of grass is a positive quality --
Cognitive burr.
Series Title: Iowa poetry prize.
Responsibility: Samuel Amadon.

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Drawing equally from Wallace Stevens, Gertrude Stein, John Berryman, and Robert Frost, this collection features poems where personality is foregrounded and speech is both bizarre and familiar.  Read more...

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