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Dog Angel: Poems / Edition 1
     

Dog Angel: Poems / Edition 1

by Jesse Lee Kercheval
 

ISBN-10: 0822958406

ISBN-13: 9780822958406

Pub. Date: 03/14/2004

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Full of wit, vivid language, and devastating honesty, the poems of Dog Angel trace the timelines of life forward and backward, and offer a moving examination of the connections that bind us together into families and communities. In these poems, we are often greeted by the congenial dead, corrected by the unreserved optimism of children, and reminded of the

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Full of wit, vivid language, and devastating honesty, the poems of Dog Angel trace the timelines of life forward and backward, and offer a moving examination of the connections that bind us together into families and communities. In these poems, we are often greeted by the congenial dead, corrected by the unreserved optimism of children, and reminded of the possible/probable/hoped for existence of God -- as perceptions of the divine are transformed from a kindergartner's dyslexically scrawled "doG loves U" to the ever-present but oft-ignored Dog Angel of the title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822958406
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
03/14/2004
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

I
Enter Mecca3
II
Not7
The Rented Car9
Olive12
Happy Hour13
The Hotel Where My Family Used to Stay15
Once Upon a Time I Had a White Comb16
I Open Your Death Like a Book18
Rose Red20
Bread21
Blue Plate23
III
Notes from a Lecture on Rilke's Requiems27
IV
16 Hours in Bradford, Pennsylvania35
V
In the Gardens of the Alcazar45
Magdalena at the Prado46
What Max, Age Two, Remembers about Spain48
La Festividad de los Tres Reyes50
Florida54
The Steeplejack56
3 Reflections God Might See in My Living-Room Window58
Clocks60
When the dead come back62
Pump65
Small Treatise on the Usefulness of Language67
August in My Neighbor's Garden68
I Dream My Children Are Giving Me a Final Exam70
VI
The Great Molasses Flood73

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