Light for the Orphans

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"The poems on which Mills's early reputation will rest are the dramatic monologues, monologues of out-of-the-way characters treated with great understanding and sympathy. I can't help thinking of Sherwood Anderson's beautiful line:Only the few know the sweetness of the twisted apples.' Mills is one of those few."-Donald Justice (Pulitzer Prize winning poet).

Wil Mills operates a sawmill in Sewanee, Tennessee. His chapbook, Right as Rain, was published in 1999 by Aralia Press. His poems have appeared in Poetry, ...

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Overview

"The poems on which Mills's early reputation will rest are the dramatic monologues, monologues of out-of-the-way characters treated with great understanding and sympathy. I can't help thinking of Sherwood Anderson's beautiful line:Only the few know the sweetness of the twisted apples.' Mills is one of those few."-Donald Justice (Pulitzer Prize winning poet).

Wil Mills operates a sawmill in Sewanee, Tennessee. His chapbook, Right as Rain, was published in 1999 by Aralia Press. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere. He spent his childhood in Brazil, where his parents were agricultural missionaries for the Presbyterian Church.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974603209
  • Publisher: Wood, Word, Wheat
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 549,880
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

The Last Castrato 15
Diary of a Piano-Tuner's Wife 17
Confessions of a Steeplejack 19
Wind Chimes for Gladys 22
Railroad Crossing 24
Horse to the Water 27
Journal of a Deer Hunter 30
Mockingbird Boy 33
Morning Song 37
Figs in Autumn 39
Rain 40
Pampau 43
Cutting Hay 45
A Dirge for Leaving 48
Leaving Home 51
New Home 55
Time in a Place 56
Painting Rain 57
Light for the Laundromat 58
Ghost Story 60
The Old Goat Breakfast Club 61
A Codex for Killing 63
Last Thoughts, Going to Sleep 67
A Christmas Card 69
A Foster Mother's Thought of Christmas 73
The Dowser's Ear 75
The Tent Delivery Woman's Ride 77
A Pensioner's Lament 79
The Moth Daughter's Garden 81
Ghost of the Beekeeper's Wife 83
The Shoeshine Man's Romance 86
The Whirligig Man's Invention 91
The Basket Weaver's Dream 93
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