The Finger Bone


A reissuing of The Finger Bone, poems by Kevin Prufer

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A reissuing of The Finger Bone, poems by Kevin Prufer

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This book is a significant achievement.”—Quarterly West

“Radiant with the glow of the inner world of the imagination.”—The Notre Dame Review

“The Finger Bone is a must-read.”—The Missouri Review

“A new voice in our poetry, a voice that is quietly and darkly American, funny, gothic, surreal, full of clear detail, impossible to ignore.”—Ilya Kaminsky, National Poetry Review

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Meet the Author

KEVIN PRUFER was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1969. He is the author of Strange Wood and editor of The New Young American Poets and Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing. His poems appear in TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Southern Review, and other journals.

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Table of Contents

My Other Self
The Boys
Women and Maple Tree
Sad Story
What is this ship?
Terrible Love
Report from the Lovelorn
The Lucky Criminals
Infant Nephew
Painted Cup
Nancy Drew and the Secret

The Wreckers
Death Comes in the Form of a Pontiac Trans Am
From the Auto Wreck
Frightened Figure with Horse
Sad Song
Salvage Lot, Dusk
Sensual Disaster
Helicopter Wreck
Writing the Accident
Things are Inherent in Things
Pause, Pause
Overheard in a Restaurant
Ars Poetica
Outdoor Cafe, Approaching Storm

Technophobic Sonnet
Moth Knowledge
The Astronomer to His Telescope
The Astronomer's Prayer
The Astronomer's Dream
Stars Where They Aren't
Lab Nightmare
The Archaeologist's Evening Prayer
Two Muses Discuss Arrowheads
The God of Clues

This was the model to which I held
A Man in Pearls
For the Dead
For the Dead
For the Dead
For the Dead: Adoration
For the Dead: A Clearer Song
Letter of Consolation
Blue Pitcher, Empty and Full
The Last of the Storm Windows
What the Paymaster Said
The Loved Ones
The Living
Kinds of Sleep
For the Unfortunates
The End of the City
Trompe L'Oeil

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