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ISBN-10: 0977106462

ISBN-13: 9780977106462

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael Earl Craig

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In his second book, Michael Earl Craig blurs the line between the documentary and imaginative impulses. The resulting poems mutilate pastoral myths--a man who has ignored horses his whole life but now wants to try touching one, or two gay donkeys and their uneventful lives on the high plains--but also pay tribute to the current-day West in which this author lives and writes. These poems sketch a slightly dented mental landscape touched by odd details and sharp mood swings, not to mention Junior Mints, Sonny Bono, and the new Pope in Prada sandals. They are superficially light and often comical, and objects frequently take center stage--a new and revered anvil, a black derby "soft as a colt's nose," a series of meticulously described wristwatches--but a social commentary unfurls. Characters in these poems bottom out now and again, dreaming of new or lost worlds, going off on rants or into deep sleeps, wanting desperately "to tell a story with the authority of mallets" but settling for "feeling like a turd washed up on the shore of a quiet lake."
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: Fence Magazine, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

This is How an Anvil Comes to You
Wonderful Hatchet
Piece
Invisible Cables
The Interview
Axiom
In the Januaried Mountains
Because of Roy
Master Chang and Student
Right Eye is Hampered
Two Hours After Beginning, The House is Finished
Gathering My Thoughts About You
Edward
Patron of the Buses
April
Poem
Surgery of the Soul
Seahorse
Glass of Vodka
Sabbatical
Albert Often Cracked His Knuckles
Acquaintance
It was a White Box
We Picture the President
The Odor of Violets
Ways of Dealing
Notes on Robert Musil
Roy
Cavanaugh County
In a Gorgeous Hotel, In a Grand City
November Effort
Autobiography
The Interior
Something Frivolous and Beautiful
I Rattled Off to Work Today
Old Glove
You Can't Always Lead a Mule to Water
I'll Fight Depression for You
Wednesday
I'm Glad I Found the Horse Doc
The Accomplished Hand
The Dog and the Horse
My Situation; A Confession; Some Hopes that I Have
Rabbit vs. Hawk
Special
Cookout
July Where I Live
Wash Your Hands Before You Grip the Block of Cheese
The Godmother
Prayer