The Perseids

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Sherod Santos
It is a rare pleasure to encounter these days a young poet so thoroughly at home in the natural world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574410860
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Migration 3
The Hydrologic Model 5
Lignum Vitae 8
The Far Shore 9
The Free-Fall of Memory 10
A Ballad 12
The Swan's-Foot Purse 13
Casting 18
Cicadas 19
This Ample Machine of the World 23
The Mirror of the Mind 29
A Microscopic Seed 37
Natural Beauty 38
Fieldwork: After Reading Ruskin 40
Halley's Comet 43
The Millennial Clock 44
Linnaeus in Lapland 45
Responsory 47
The Perseids 49
The Zero at the Bone 55
Mummified Hawk and Shrew, 1550 B.C. 58
Abandoned House, Missouri, 1999 A.D. 59
Cardinal 60
Breath 61
The Tower of Silence 63
Notes 67
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