He Paves the Road With Iron Bars

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Caroline Knox’s vision tears the seams of everyday life, turning expectations on their heads in favor of rediscovery. She pulls on a thread of language to ferret out surprises, absurdities, fascinating facts, time warps, Freudian slips of etymology and startling tenderness. In Knox’s world, everything is one syllable away from everything else, full of a rich connective and investigative energy traced by an expert hand.

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Overview

Caroline Knox’s vision tears the seams of everyday life, turning expectations on their heads in favor of rediscovery. She pulls on a thread of language to ferret out surprises, absurdities, fascinating facts, time warps, Freudian slips of etymology and startling tenderness. In Knox’s world, everything is one syllable away from everything else, full of a rich connective and investigative energy traced by an expert hand.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972348768
  • Publisher: Wave Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Caroline Knox is the winner of the 2005 Maurice English Award and the author of six collections of poetry, most recently He Paves the Road with Iron Bars (Verse Press, 2004). Her poems have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Paris Review, and elsewhere. She has received awards from the NEA, Ingram Merrill Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Poetry magazine.
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Table of Contents

His heart 1
John Singer Sargent 2
Barrel-vault 4
Boot and bonnet 6
Cafe Mary Rowlandson 7
Easter 8
I speak out of the Exeter Book 9
SPAM Haiku found epic 10
Quatrains by Hester Mulso 14
Jane's birthday party 16
Coin-faced man 17
Sound and light 18
Clique Ici 19
A fuzzy map of England on King Lear's back 20
Freddy as Sweeney 21
Prothalamium 22
At dawn, Iris appeared to me 23
Gnome acrostic 24
He paves the road with iron bars 25
The graph of a thing 29
Yule log 30
The loafers of the sea 31
Half moon 32
The duel 33
Common place 35
Lost cows 37
Glassworks 38
Volunteer lawyers for the arts 40
The day off 41
Node Wonk issues 44
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