Don't Explain

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Winner of the 1997 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

Selected by Rita Dove

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Overview

Winner of the 1997 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

Selected by Rita Dove

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299157241
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Betsy Sholl grew up on the NewJersey shore, lived in Boston and Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives in Portland, Maine. She teaches at the University of Southern Maine and in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College. She has published four books of poetry, including Changing Faces, Appalachian Winter, and Rooms Overhead . The fourth, The Red Line, won the 1991 Associated Writing Programs Award for Poetry.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Behind the Saint-Lazare Station 3
The Stream 5
With You in the Darkness 7
To the Dregs 9
The Rim 10
Different Porches 12
Loose Keys 14
Undersong 16
Style 18
Mysterioso 20
Chances 22
Blues Is My Companion 27
Festival in the Park 30
Test Patterns 32
The Past 34
Hood 36
Pink Slip 37
Dogs 39
Midnight Flowers 41
Babysitting to Thelonious Monk 43
A Kind of Darkness 45
Between Pickets 47
The Tiny Gate 51
Fine Arts 53
Valentines 55
Autobiography in Third Person 57
Monkey House 59
Halfway 61
Falling 63
Four Crows at Dusk 65
Sparrows 66
Don't Explain 69
Redbud 71
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