A Diary of Altered Light: Poems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807131275
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2006
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

James Applewhite is the author of twelve books of poems, including Selected Poems and Quartet for Three Voices. Among the many honors he has received are the North Carolina Award in Literature, the Roanoke-Chowan Award, the Jean Stein Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and election to the Fellowship of Southern Writers. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has been cited in Harold Bloom's Western Canon and is featured in both V. S. Naipaul's A Turn in the South and Will Blythe's To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever. He lives in his native North Carolina, where he is a professor of English at Duke University.

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Table of Contents

Joan Crawford and others 1
Belated 3
The slant of light 4
A sad heart at the supermarket 5
Birdfoot 6
How we fall 8
The book of evening 9
Last night we saw South Pacific 10
Hank Williams dream 12
Documentary 14
Grandson's birthday 15
Rain from a hurricane 17
After Hurricane Floyd 18
Entropy border 20
A steeple at sunset 21
Autumn banner 22
River-ruin 23
The unimaginable 24
A pileated woodpecker and toothache 25
Fall will 27
National gallery 28
Natural history 29
Prayer at the solstice 31
Christmas by the river 32
Time machine 33
Before the new year 35
Angel in the attic 36
The vanished farmhouse 37
Looking up from the woodland clearing 38
Family reunion 39
Soul clearing 40
Late March romance 41
Faces on waking 42
The girl in the mind 43
Storm grace 44
Azaleas by birdbath 45
Pine grove and railroad 46
Taking flight 47
Ceremony at Heroes' Square 48
Strauss in Vienna 49
The Jewish cemetery and museum 50
Prague and Carolina 51
Observing the sun 52
Invisible fence 54
Against an ocean horizon 56
Geese by a drying lake 57
Science fiction sequence 58
Aging/healing 60
Game store near the airport 62
Not knowing 63
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