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Vanishing acts

Author: Brian Barker
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2019.
Series: Crab Orchard award series in poetry.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In "Vanishing Acts" the poems straddle the comic and the tragic. They are by turns funny and haunting and ripe with scathing satire. They draw on the genres of the speculative and science fiction as much as our poetic traditions and speak to the precarious state of man and the natural world in the twenty-first century"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barker, Brian, 1973-
Vanishing acts.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018028871
(OCoLC)1035394368
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Barker
ISBN: 9780809337286 0809337282
OCLC Number: 1089446137
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; One; Science Fair; Uncle Z's Toupee; Strong Man; Evel Knievel; Elephant; The Land Agent; In the Valley of Plenty; Vanishing Act; Rural Electrification; Symbiosis; Two: Re-Creation Myths; Sea Anemones; Hippopotamuses; Bats; Elk; Slugs; Pigs; Lobsters; Turkey Vultures; Three; Dream in Which We Eat the World; The Secrets of Eroticism; Blizzard; Experimental Mating Rituals for the Nearly Extinct; Murder Ballad; Charon's Pawn Shop; Night Class at the School of Metaphysics; Tubas; Blindfold; Civil War; Four: Re-Creation Myths; Wolves; Oxen; Pelicans CottonmouthsDaddy Longlegs; Gila Monsters; Moths; Oysters; Five; Owls; The Book of Orders; The Heart of a Rabbit; Black Hole; Lost in Translation; A Story of Teeth; Risk Management; Afterlife; The Future of Loneliness; Field Recording; Acknowledgments and Notes; Back Cover
Series Title: Crab Orchard award series in poetry.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: poems by Brian Barker.

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These prose poems read like dreams and nightmares, fables and myths. With a dark whimsicality, Brian Barker explores such topics as extinction, power, class, the consequences of tyranny and war, and  Read more...

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