At the Drive-in Volcano

ISBN-10: 1932195459

ISBN-13: 9781932195453

Edition: N/A

Authors: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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"I can think of no other poet-except Neruda-who has inscribed the sensual world with such accurate charm. . . . Her poems are seriously delicious: toothsome and saucy, wise and mischievous."-Alice Fulton, author of Cascade Experiment This eagerly anticipated second collection of elegant and exuberant poems from the award-winning author of Miracle Fruit will charm and surprise. A calm and gentle wisdom wafts through Aimee Nezhukumatathil's sharp and unpretentious poetry, guiding the reader eloquently though physical and emotional scenery, shaping insight from a miscellany of images and emotions. Nezhukumatathil uses a dark and lovely natural world as a backdrop and elemental character in her poems. Here, worms glow in the dark, lizards speak, the most delicious soup in the world turns out to be deadly, and a woman eats soil as if it were candy. At the Drive-In Volcano explodes with brazen charm, verve, and wit. Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Miracle Fruit (2003), winner of the Tupelo Press Prize awarded by Gregory Orr, the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in poetry, and the Global Filipino Award. Her poetry and essays have been widely anthologized and have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Black Warrior Review, FIELD, Mid-American Review, and Tin House. She is an associate professor of English at State University of New York Fredonia, where she has received the Hagan Scholar Award and the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities.
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Tupelo Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 85
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

When weaver ants cut (a valentine)
Fugu soup blues
Invention of the monsters
By the light of a single worm
After challenging Jennifer Lee to a fight
Marie Laveau, queen of voodoo
First fool
In praise of ice cream vending machines at a Greyhound bus station
The problem with skin
Passenger pigeon cloud
Take the moly flower
Passion play
Dog custody
Candy necklace
If you take the fins off a shark
At Medusa's hair salon
After the auction, I bid you good-bye
This is the last hotel
When all of my cousins are married
"Yes, we have no bananas"
Sugar pains me
I am not the hand
Last aerogramme to you, with lizard
Devil's tongue
The carcass of beef
When the mother of the greedy boy has enough
Cocoa dance
Dali's fear of grasshoppers
Never sugar, never soil
How the robin's breast became red
Bee wolf
The woman who eats soil
High school picture re-take day
When the great teacher dies
World of the ice giants
Might as well be queen of something
Origin of the mango
What the mosquito gives
River Phoenix
The summer of no smiles
Love in the orangery
The cock fighter's daughter falls in love
Niagara Falls at night
For luck : a seven day guide
Flashlight fish
At the drive-in volcano
The green flash
When mountains fang the sky
The traveling lizard
Why I crave ribs tonight
First anniversary, with monkeys
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