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Made Thing : An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0938626787

ISBN-13: 9780938626787

Edition: 1st

Authors: Leon Stokesbury

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List price: $18.00
Edition: 1st
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
My Answerp. 3
By His Appearance in San Diego, Gerald Ford Recalls the Bringing Together of Father and Sonp. 5
Gift of the Guestp. 5
Us, Here, Ruledp. 7
Roller Rinkp. 8
Walking Outp. 9
Twentieth Anniversaryp. 10
Southboundp. 11
Stablep. 13
Plaguesp. 14
Cleaning the Gravesp. 15
My Grandfather's Funeralp. 16
White Lakep. 18
Marriage Portraitp. 18
Barbecue Servicep. 20
Economicsp. 21
How It's Donep. 22
Silencep. 22
Giftp. 23
"I had a terror - since September"p. 24
Two Figures on Canvasp. 24
Portraitsp. 25
What More?p. 25
Body Foodp. 27
The Wild Horses of Assateague Islandp. 28
Watching TV, the Elk Bones Up on Metaphysicsp. 29
The Elk on Mutabilityp. 30
The Elk Uncovers the Heavensp. 31
The Peace of Wild Thingsp. 32
To Know the Darkp. 33
The Grandmotherp. 33
Griefp. 34
Under the Boathousep. 35
The Boy Shepherds' Similep. 36
Sign for My Father, Who Stressed the Buntp. 37
The Deskp. 38
Under the Vulture-Treep. 40
Allatoona Eveningp. 41
Aphasiap. 42
Namesakep. 44
Mother Landp. 45
Groceriesp. 45
Orchidsp. 46
Learning How to Prayp. 48
Novasp. 49
Departurep. 51
Lying on a Bridgep. 51
The Man in the Rainp. 52
Preservesp. 53
No News at Allp. 54
Subplotp. 55
A Prayer to Sleepp. 56
One Reason for Starsp. 57
U-24 Anchors off New Orleans (1938)p. 58
Professionalsp. 59
Flying Friendly Skiesp. 60
Berlin-to-Bagdad (Constantinople, 1876)p. 61
My Grandmother Washes Her Feetp. 62
Cleaning the Wellp. 66
My Grandmother Washes Her Vesselsp. 69
Second Windp. 71
My Mother Shoots the Breezep. 75
My Father Washes His Handsp. 77
Narcissus and Echop. 79
Ars Poeticap. 80
For the Spreading Laurel Treep. 81
The Tempestp. 82
Disjunctionp. 83
Farewell to the Maidenp. 84
The Heaven of Animalsp. 85
The Hospital Windowp. 87
In the Mountain Tentp. 89
Cherrylog Roadp. 90
The Shark's Parlorp. 93
The Sheep Childp. 95
Fallingp. 97
False Youth: Autumn: Clothes of the Agep. 102
The Mullins Farmp. 103
Meditation for a Pickle Suitep. 105
Mr. Turnbill to the Loggerheadsp. 106
Talismansp. 108
The Magip. 109
Revivalp. 110
Bubblesp. 111
York Harbor Morningp. 112
Buzzardp. 113
The Onionp. 114
Invisible Workp. 115
Country Woman Elegyp. 116
Body Bagsp. 117
Approaching a Significant Birthday, He Peruses The Norton Anthology of Poetryp. 119
Among Philistinesp. 120
1-800p. 122
The Denouementp. 123
Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Toop. 124
White Trashp. 125
Preposterousp. 126
At the Pianop. 127
Where the River Jordan Endsp. 128
The Southern Crescent Was On Timep. 129
Around the Campfirep. 131
Burial Detailp. 133
Heat Lightning in a Time of Droughtp. 135
Inner Earp. 138
The Beatingp. 140
What Shines in Winter Burnsp. 141
Where You Go When She Sleepsp. 143
Zeitgeist Lightningp. 144
Mechanicsp. 145
After Disappointmentp. 147
Unholy Sonnet #2p. 148
Questions for Ecclesiastesp. 148
Starsp. 151
Sweepp. 152
The Mosquitop. 154
The First Birthp. 155
A Blasphemyp. 156
One of the Citizensp. 157
Sonnet: The Poet at Sevenp. 159
In Bertram's Gardenp. 160
Heartp. 160
Men at Fortyp. 161
First Deathp. 162
Tremaynep. 164
There Is a Gold Light in Certain Old Paintingsp. 166
Thinking About the Pastp. 167
He Sees Through Stonep. 168
The Warden Said to Me the Other Dayp. 169
As You Leave Mep. 170
We Never Knowp. 171
Ia Drang Valleyp. 172
Saigon Bar Girls, 1975p. 173
Facing Itp. 174
The Apple Pickers' Childrenp. 175
Invisible Menp. 177
Some Notes on Couragep. 178
The Widowp. 179
Man Arrested in Hacking Death Tells Police He Mistook Mother-in-Law for Raccoonp. 181
The Punishmentp. 182
Jeanne d'Arcp. 183
After Thirty Octobersp. 184
The Great Man's Death: An Anecdotep. 185
Breakfastp. 186
Stylep. 186
The Miraclep. 187
Disaster Poemp. 188
1941p. 189
Elegy for the Otherp. 190
Never in My Lifep. 196
Hauling Over Wolf Creek Pass in Winterp. 198
Starting a Pasturep. 199
Crossing the Roadp. 201
Storyp. 202
How We Livep. 203
On Catalpa Streetp. 203
Tap Waterp. 204
Twila Jo and the Wrestlerp. 205
Closing the Housep. 207
Hanging Burleyp. 208
Squirrel Standp. 208
The Hungry Deadp. 209
Reciprocityp. 210
Beside a Deathbedp. 211
Bout with Burningp. 211
from Love's Bitten Tongue: 1. "Lord, hush this ego as one stops a bell"p. 212
from Love's Bitten Tongue: 2. "Of praying may (in mercy become prayer)"p. 212
Pityp. 213
Motelp. 214
Rituals Along the Arkansasp. 214
The Necessity of Fallingp. 216
Nightride, 1965p. 217
The Touchp. 218
In the Kingdom of the Airp. 219
Last Wordsp. 220
The Hollowp. 221
Mountain Bridep. 222
Death Crownp. 223
Walnutryp. 224
Passenger Pigeonsp. 225
The Gift of Tonguesp. 226
A History of Silkp. 227
Eulogy for a Snake Handler Killed By a Canebrakep. 229
New Yearp. 232
Surep. 233
The Traveling Onionp. 235
Hellop. 235
Going for Peaches, Fredericksburg, Texasp. 237
The Wastrel-Woman Poemp. 239
Thelmap. 241
"In These Houses of Swift Easy Women"p. 242
Portraitp. 242
Hot Bath in an Old Hotelp. 247
Middle Agep. 248
In Order to Perceivep. 249
Concepts and Their Bodies (The Body in the Field Alone)p. 251
A Giant Has Swallowed the Earthp. 252
The Possible Salvation of Continuous Motionp. 253
Achieving Perspectivep. 254
Discovering Your Subjectp. 255
Finding the Tattooed Lady in the Gardenp. 256
Rolling Naked in the Morning Dewp. 257
Poliop. 259
The Visitorp. 260
Lost Letter to James Wright, With Thanks for a Map of Fanop. 260
Basilp. 262
For a Suicide, a Little Early Morning Musicp. 262
Postscript to an Elegyp. 264
A Vacant Lotp. 264
The Manuelp. 266
The Brother-in-Lawp. 267
Dinner at the Mongoloid'sp. 267
It All Comes Together Outside the Restroom in Hogansvillep. 268
When Our Voices Broke Offp. 269
Clouds over Islandsp. 271
Heads of Firep. 272
After the Gamep. 274
My Parents' Weddingp. 275
The Palmsp. 276
The Roundhouse Voicesp. 277
Sailing the Back Riverp. 280
Rain Forestp. 281
An Antipastoral Memory of One Summerp. 282
Descendingp. 283
Making a Statementp. 284
Watching the News After the Tornadosp. 285
A Lament for the Dead Pets of Out Childhoodp. 286
A Postcard from Greecep. 287
Inventoryp. 288
Death and Memoryp. 290
Between Love and Deathp. 291
Island Funeralp. 292
Allegory of Death and Nightp. 292
The Light the Dead Seep. 293
Evening's Endp. 295
To Laura Phelan: 1880-1906p. 299
Day Begins at Governor's Square Mallp. 300
Senor Wences and the Man in the Boxp. 302
The Girl in the Hallp. 304
Deathp. 305
After Lovep. 306
Early Sunday Morningp. 306
Taking to the Woodsp. 308
The Way It Sometimes Isp. 311
At the Grave of E. A. Robinsonp. 312
As on a Darkling Plainp. 312
At the Swingsp. 313
In Memory of Brother Dave Gardnerp. 315
Rainp. 316
We Kept Missing Each Otherp. 317
Convergencep. 319
Envoip. 320
Farm Wifep. 321
Jug Brookp. 322
Daughterp. 323
Sweet Everlastingp. 323
Landscape, Dense with Treesp. 324
The Lotus Flowersp. 325
The Farmerp. 327
The Last Classp. 328
My Husband Saysp. 330
Your Soul Shinesp. 331
Even As I Hold Youp. 332
Tell Me a Storyp. 333
The Spiderp. 334
Sister Waterp. 335
Last Laughp. 336
Evening Hourp. 337
Heat Lightningp. 338
What Voice at Moth-Hourp. 340
Heart of Autumnp. 341
The Clay Eatersp. 342
Dr. Ezekiel MacAllister, Missionary to the Heathen, Delivers A Film Lecture at the Sunday Night Service of the First Methodist Church, Selma, Alabamap. 343
A Local Man Goes to the Killing Groundp. 345
A Local Man Remembers Betty Fullerp. 346
A Local Contractor Flees His Winter Trouble and Saves Some Lives in a Knoxville Motel Roomp. 346
Long Tour: the Country Music Star Explains Why He Put off the Bus and Fired a Good Lead Guitar in West Texasp. 347
A Natural Theologyp. 348
A Poem for My Humerusp. 348
For My Father at Eightyp. 350
The Caterpillarp. 351
Why God Permits Evil: For Answers to This Question of Interest to Many Write Bible Answers Dept. E-7p. 353
Ruby Tells Allp. 355
On a Photograph of My Mother at Seventeenp. 356
A Poem for Emilyp. 357
The Aging Actress Sees Herself a Starlet on the Late Showp. 358
The Curatorp. 359
Jonathan Confronts the Questionp. 361
Obedience of the Corpsep. 362
Toursp. 363
Birth of the Coolp. 363
Slagp. 364
More Blues and the Abstract Truthp. 364
Aprilp. 366
Cloud Riverp. 367
Clear Nightp. 367
Octoberp. 368
Arkansas Travellerp. 368
The Other Side of the Riverp. 371
Umbrian Dreamsp. 374
Index of Titlesp. 375
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