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Bottomland

ISBN-10: 155728380X
ISBN-13: 9781557283801
Edition: N/A
Authors: Harry Humes
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Description: Humes employs language that is always direct, full of zinnias and mine acid, bakery trucks, red-tailed hawks, and maggots. Out of these concrete images, he builds structural and emotional tensions that give his poems a powerful presence. Like the  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 7/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Humes employs language that is always direct, full of zinnias and mine acid, bakery trucks, red-tailed hawks, and maggots. Out of these concrete images, he builds structural and emotional tensions that give his poems a powerful presence. Like the dirt of Pennsylvania hillsides, like pollen, like the leavings of a butterfly's wings, these poems remain on our hands and in our minds, affecting us long after the book is put down.

The Names of Your Returnp. 1
Showing a Friend My Townp. 2
Hand Dancingp. 3
My Father Made Bamboo Fly Rodsp. 5
Mine Settlementp. 7
Pennsylvania Coal Townp. 8
Mustard Plasterp. 10
Dustp. 12
The Coughp. 14
The Other Endp. 16
Migrainep. 18
Deep Water Swimming Lessonp. 20
The Cometp. 22
My Mother Ate Hill Dirtp. 24
Yonkop. 26
Stealing Coalp. 28
My Father's Handsp. 29
The Grand Canyonp. 30
Vulturesp. 32
Foxp. 34
Deerp. 35
The Minkp. 36
Bear Jamp. 37
Two Beautiful Young Womenp. 39
My Wife Vanishes in a Field of Sunflowersp. 40
A Small Lovely Placep. 43
Yellow Flowersp. 44
Beach Tentp. 45
The Bottomlandp. 47
The Last Day of Augustp. 49
Migrationp. 51
Dead Hawkp. 52
My Daughter Wakes in the Fogp. 54
The Snow Boatp. 56
The Last Woods Bisonp. 58
The Lime Kingsp. 59
Photograph of Three Young Women on a Spill Bankp. 61
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