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Smoke

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ISBN-10: 1880238861

ISBN-13: 9781880238868

Edition: 2000

Authors: Dorianne Laux, Max Braillier

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Dorianne Laux's long-awaited third book of poetry follows her collection, What We Carry, a finalist for the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. In Smoke, Laux revisits familiar themes of family, working class lives and the pleasures of the body in poetry that is vital and artfully crafted-poetry that "gets hard in the face of aloofness," in the words of one reviewer. In Smoke, as in her previous work, Laux weaves the warp and woof of ordinary lives into extraordinary and complex tapestries. In "The Shipfitter's Wife," a woman recalls her husband's homecoming at the end of his work day: Then I'd open his clothes and take the whole day inside me-the ship's gray sides, the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: BOA Editions, Limited
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 65
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Smoke
Smoke
Last Words
Books
Death Comes to Me Again, a Girl
Ray at 14
Abschied Symphony
Stairway to Heaven
Even Music
Trying to Raise the Dead
The Word
How It Will Happen, When
The Line
Window
Wing
Prayer
Fire
Heart
Olympia
The Shipfitter's Wife
Firestarter
The Student
Pearl
Figures
Fear
Family Stories
Twilight
Iceland
Reetika Arranges My Closet
Oh, the Water
The Gardener
Neon Horses
The Orgasms of Organisms
Life Is Beautiful
Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Colophon