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“Cathy Bowman is informed by a deft, rhythmic sense of music and an irreverence that always makes her poetry an interesting journey and experience. Her poems are full of surprises, subtle political observations, and a mature sense of voice that is uniquely her own.” —Quincy Troupe

“Catherine Bowman's lines derive their authority not from the pitch of her own voice but from the vigor of the American vernacular, which is to say that hers is poetry devoid of self-pity, big on keen-sightedness and sharp-edged enough to cut its way through the present into the future.” —Joseph Brodsky

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884800702
  • Publisher: Four Way Books
  • Publication date: 4/30/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 98
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

CATHERINE BOWMAN is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University and the author of the poetry collections Rock Farm (1996) and 1-800-HOT-RIBS (1993). She teaches at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. She is the editor of Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's “All Things Considered” (2003). She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Persephone and the Man of Letters
Tumbleweed Tree
In Praise of His Seven Deadly Sins
Jesus' Feet
Fish with Coco (Five Havana Milagros)
Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Tompkins Square Park
The O Store
Boutique Quixotica
Broke Song
Broke Song (Later)
1000 Kisses
Names of Tulips, Good Friday
I Want to Be Your Shadowbox
1000 Lines

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