Black Branches


A reissuing of Black Branches, poems by Greg Pape.

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A reissuing of Black Branches, poems by Greg Pape.

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Meet the Author

GREG PAPE’s books include Border Crossings, Storm Pattern, and Sunflower Facing the Sun, for which he received the Edwin Ford Piper Poetry Award (now called the Iowa Prize), The Morning Horse, Small Pleasures, and Little America. He has received a Discovery/The Nation Award, a Pushcart Prize, and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. His poems have appeared widely in magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Bloomsbury Review, Doubletake, Iowa Review, Mid-American Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry, and many others, as well as such anthologies as Wildsong: Poems of the Natural World, The Viking Portable Western Reader, Poems of the American West, Stand Up Poetry, Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry, Geography of Poets, and others. He is a former Coal Royalty Chairholder in Poetry at the University of Alabama, Bingham Poet-in-Residence at the University of Louisville, and has taught in the writing program at the University of Montana since 1987. He also teaches in the brief residency M.F.A. program at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He lives with his family in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.

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Table of Contents

The Triggerfish
At the Edge of the River
The God Box
The Yes and the No, Redondo
Put Your Mother on the Ceiling
Delvin's Dream
Summer Storm
The Circus Elephants
Sharks, Caloosahatchee River

In the City of Borgota
A Job on the Nightshift
For Broe
On Obregon
Endless Nights of Rain
Black Branches

Part of an Old Story
In San Antonio
Out Here the Weather
Winter Night Under Black Mountain
A History
Down the Road to Canyon Day
Horses on the Highway

The Circle of the Year
The Porpoise
The Night: Gulf Shores
To Sleep
This House
Dolorosa, St. Cecilia, and the Night
Who Was Antonio Azul?

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