Piece Work / Edition 1

Piece Work / Edition 1

by Barbara Presnell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1880834731

ISBN-13: 9781880834732

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Cleveland State University Poetry Center


Poetry. "One does not know which to admire more in this collection--its fierce documentary honesty, or the perfect pitch of its imagined speakers. The two come together memorably in poem after poem, giving us deep and abiding insight into industrial and post-industrial America. This, too, is part of poetry's task: to tell what happened, and why it still…  See more details below

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Poetry. "One does not know which to admire more in this collection--its fierce documentary honesty, or the perfect pitch of its imagined speakers. The two come together memorably in poem after poem, giving us deep and abiding insight into industrial and post-industrial America. This, too, is part of poetry's task: to tell what happened, and why it still matters"--Jared Carter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880834732
Publisher:
Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
CSU Poetry LXVII
Edition description:
CLEVELAND STATE UNIV. POETRY CENTER
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

The Unwearing: A Benediction

Maxie [heart] Sherry

Rodney's First Day

Pauline Gets Needled

Charlie, First Shift Foreman

Pauline on Saturday Work

Middle Management

South on Highway US 220

Sometimes Those Nights

Nothing ever happens in the hallway

When I Was Twelve and You Were All the Man I Ever Wanted

Pauline on the BarTacker

Charlene Works Quality Control

Pauline and the Bananas

From Maxie's Boy

Velma in Packaging

Tonisha Talks About Knitting

Manuel y Tonisha

Doing Beans

Marla, Working the Cutter

Velma and Bud on First Break at the Mill

Shift Change at the Company Picnic

What They Say About Mr. S. B.

Pauline Learns to Sew

Industrial League Bowling

August Night in Red Springs, 1969

Jimrny Oxendine, Red Springs Plant

The Olive Drab T-Shirt

How He Said Goodbye

Rodney Remembers

Roar

Menless Women, Adjusting to Grief

Saturday Night, and Marna Has a Date J

im's

Commencement

My Father Canes Chairs

Pauline on the Buyout

Breakdown

Made in Haiti

Tonisha Ties Off

Carl, Human Resources Manager

Charlie's Hand

Bill Visits His Daughter in a Dream

Charlene Hands It Over

Velma Wraps It Up

Rodney's Last Day

Sherry's Prayer

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