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Animal Gospels

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ISBN-10: 1932195270

ISBN-13: 9781932195279

Edition: 2006

Authors: Brian Barker

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Fearless and profound, these poems detonate across the landscape of the South at the end of the twentieth century. The author uses animals as mythic totems and contemplative signposts, compelling the reader to relive visceral memories of the enveloping poverty and racial brutality of the American South. The poet's steadfast faith in story and song illuminates and propels this astonishing lyrical narrative. Brian Barker has an Academy of American Poets prize and two Krakow Poetry Seminar fellowships. Currently, he is assistant director of the Center for Literary Arts at the University of Missouri and managing editor of the journal Center. His works have appeared in Poetry, Indiana Review,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Tupelo Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 76
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Floodp. 1
Gospel with lion & gazellep. 14
Self-portrait with a burnt out light bulbp. 16
Elegy with a mute bellp. 19
Snow over shavers forkp. 22
Dog gospelp. 23
The trees of the southp. 25
Guinea pig gospelp. 27
Crow gospel coming down from the mountainp. 30
Still life with Charlie & Shortyp. 44
Muskrat gospelp. 48
Mockingbird gospelp. 52
Night fishingp. 55
Half-lightp. 57
Self-portrait with Einstein's testiclesp. 59
Gospel with swine & firep. 61
Monkey gospel floating out to seap. 64
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