My Father's Geography

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One of the best new voices on the American literary scene. . . . He uses history, family, and place effectively to create subtle poetic compositions to which the reader will wish to return again and again."--African American Review
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Overview

One of the best new voices on the American literary scene. . . . He uses history, family, and place effectively to create subtle poetic compositions to which the reader will wish to return again and again."--African American Review
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  • ISBN-13: 9780822937067
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/1992
  • Pages: 88

Table of Contents

Ego 3
The Missing Patriarch 4
Beginnings 5
Rough Riders on the Lawn 6
The Picnic, an Homage to Civil Rights 7
The Weekend Equestrian 9
The Appaloosa 10
The Dogs 11
Homecoming 12
Thanksgiving 1968 14
Bethlehem 15
The Washington Papers 16
Atlantic City 20
The Madman's First Flight 21
The Madman Raises the Dead 22
The Madman in Solitary 23
The Madman in Treatment 24
Dialing for Dollars 25
My Father's First Baseball Game 26
Meditation for My Son 27
The Family Hymn 28
Back from the Arms of Big Mama 29
Peeping Through Billows of Dust 35
An Improbable Mecca 42
The Message on Cape Cod 45
Taking Our Son to MOMA 46
The Honeymoon 47
Maple Mountain 48
The Helper 50
Tamo Before the Wall 52
My Father's Geography 55
Canadian Awe 56
Luxembourg Garden 57
By the Seine 59
Cannes 60
Switzerland 61
An Evening in Madrid 62
A Cafe Window 63
New England 64
Providence 75
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