Jeremiah, Ohio

ISBN-10: 0887847919
ISBN-13: 9780887847912
Edition: 2008
Authors: Adam Sol
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Description: "In Jeremiah, Ohio, poet Adam Sol reinvents the Biblical prophet and doomsayer Jeremiah for the present day, and sends him on an apocalyptic road trip through the rural United States with an everyman companion, Bruce. The mismatched pair is thrown  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330

"In Jeremiah, Ohio, poet Adam Sol reinvents the Biblical prophet and doomsayer Jeremiah for the present day, and sends him on an apocalyptic road trip through the rural United States with an everyman companion, Bruce. The mismatched pair is thrown together by accident but come to depend upon each other as they travel in early September through a blighted American landscape toward the promised city of New York. As Jeremiah delivers ever more devastating critiques and warnings to whomever will listen to his ravings, Bruce protects the prophet from harm and discovers his own capacity for compassion."--BOOK JACKET.

Adam Sol is the author of three collections of poetry, Jonah's Promise , which won the Mid-List Press's First Series Award for Poetry, and Crowd of Sounds , which won the Trillium Award, and Jeremiah, Ohio , which was shortlisted for the Trillium Prize. He is an Associate Professor of English at Laurentian University's campus in Barrie, Ontario, and lives in Toronto.

Invocation
Essen
Chillicothe Was the First Capital of the Ohio Territory
At the Flea Market
16% of Peebles Residents Report German Ancestry
Song of Sixty Days
Communion at Bruce's Apartment
Confession During the Failing Buzz of the Post-Game Wrap-Up
Three Months Earlier
Jeremiah at the Outlet Mall
Athens Has Been Called One of the Top Ten Most Haunted Places in America
Lament for the Girls of Mt. Gilead
Modus Operandi
Stephen Hibbs at the Snell Street Luncheonette
Tutorial at the Corner of Wolfpen and 143
Driving Past a Broken Down Pickup Full of Migrants Late for Work in Willard
Due to Lighted Arches on High Street, Columbus Was, for a Time, Known as the Most Brilliantly Lit City in the Country
Doom Again on U.S. 36
Ohio Portrait in 5-Syllable Road Signs
Right Lane Must Exit
Elegy for the Truck
Ashland Radio
Aftermath
Waking and Hearing the Call of the City
Slopping in the Rain Between Wadsworth and Poe
Akron's History Is Colorful, Painful, Diverse, and Inspiring
Bullfrog Jeremiah
Jeremiah's Wounds
Jeremiah at the All Saints Cathedral, Youngstown
Jeremiah Plays Chess
What I've Got So Far, Approaching Youngstown and September
Hitching a Ride Out of California, PA
Swedish Immigrant Carl Eric Wickman Began Transporting Miners from Hibbing to Alice, MN, in 1914
Ponderosa Confession
Villanelle for Jeremiah's Son
Jeremiah, PA
Pay When Boarding
Psalm of Scranton
Jeremiah Defaces a Roadside Shrine
Jeremiah at Beis T'fillah of Teaneck
Jeremiah's Blues on the GW Bridge
Manhattanville Expansion Raises Questions About Aesthetics
Church of the Intercession
Hananiah
Redemption of the Field at Broadway and 88th
Gentrification of Upper Manhattan Is Not Yet Complete
At the Converted Bank
Our People. Our Work. Our Values
Sprinting Through the 60s
Quickly Find Our Upcoming Events
Acrostic Lament
Come Spend a Great Day Downtown
Declaiming from the Wreckage
Post No Bills
Sgt. Ebediah ("Eddie") King
Incidental Music Is Often Background Music
Fingerprinting
Song of Repentance
Support the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
In the Holding Pen
Religious Song
Items in the Prisoner's Possession
Emotionally Disturbed Persons May Be Released into the Custody of Family Members at the Discretion of the Commanding Officer
We're On Our Way
Newark Local
Forty-Two Percent of Greyhound Passengers Are Between the Ages of 18 and 34
How I wanted to see a vision then
Last Words
Song of Leaving

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