Smoke from the Fires


A collection of poetry by Michael Dennis Browne.

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A collection of poetry by Michael Dennis Browne.

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MICHAEL DENNIS BROWNE is Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. His previous books are The Wife of Winter and The Sun Fetcher and his awards include a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, a Bush Fellowship and Borestone Prize. With the composer Stephen Paulus he has collaborated on numerous works, among them song cycles, choral pieces, carols, songs for children, and a one-act opera. He lives in Minneapolis and the north woods with his wife Lisa and their son Peter.

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Table of Contents

Hide and Go Seek
To My Brother Peter on the Birth of His First Child
At Forty
Mrs Mum in the New World

Dream at the Death of James Wright
Little Women
Thinking of Trees, January
Tortoise Shell, Mojave Desert
Warrior With Shield
China, September
Five Hundred and Eight Buddhas
For the Chinese Poet Zheng Min
March Morning
Neighbor on May
Seven Songs for Children

Thinking I Heard a Cry Among the Trees
Leaves are My Flowers Now
At Avoca
Smoke from the Fires
Cutting Up a Fallen Tree
All My Pretty Ones

Hiding from the Bride
Her Garden
To My Wife in Time of War

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