One Hand on the Wheel

One Hand on the Wheel

by Dan Bellm
     
 

ISBN-10: 096666910X

ISBN-13: 9780966669107

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Heyday Books


Poetry. Gay and Lesbian Studies. A gay son's troubled homage to his father, ONE HAND ON THE WHEEL is also the first book in the new California Poetry Series by Roundhouse Press a new imprint of Hayday Books. In a series of linked poems, a gay son at his father's deathbed (no accident/ it's me, Dad, your mortal enemy and friend . . . ) uncovers his family's past…  See more details below

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Poetry. Gay and Lesbian Studies. A gay son's troubled homage to his father, ONE HAND ON THE WHEEL is also the first book in the new California Poetry Series by Roundhouse Press a new imprint of Hayday Books. In a series of linked poems, a gay son at his father's deathbed (no accident/ it's me, Dad, your mortal enemy and friend . . . ) uncovers his family's past and his own passage from childhood to raising a son. Singular, fresh . . . [Dan Bellm] is an American artist of enormous gifts and discipline - June Jordan. Dan Bellm's courageous and human poems are a strong inauguration for the California Poetry Series. A very fine book - Adrienne Rich.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966669107
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
California Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
62
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.23(d)

Table of Contents

Hands3
Heaven5
Lament7
Homage8
Discipline13
Looking-glass15
Charmed life17
Gate of heaven19
Consolation23
Stones25
Open house27
Damage29
I think we're alone now33
Book of maps36
Midrash of the abandoned child40
Boy wearing a dress42
Nashvillanelle47
Fighting with the dead48
Faint music50
While grieving51
Before words57
Second son58
Illinois River60
Brightness63

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