The Town of No and My Brother Running

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Library Journal
This combines the two title collections published in 1989 and 1994, respectively, into a single, more-affordable volume. The former collection offers a variety of poems both happy and sad, while the latter offers short takes on rural life anchored by a tribute to a dead sibling. A good title to have on hand for April, National Poetry Month.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567920567
  • Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 161
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

The Last Time Shorty Towers Fetched the Cows 3
Remembering Aprons 4
The Hand 6
The Shooting 7
Killing the Animals 8
The Name 9
Mina Bell's Cows 10
Mute 11
Where Are the Quelches? 15
The Before People 16
Big Cars 17
Beggars 19
The Bald Spot 20
Hair on Television 22
The Thugs of Old Comics 24
The Fat Enter Heaven 25
The Fat People of the Old Days 26
The Thin Man 31
The Longing of the Feet 33
The Faith Healer 35
The Portuguese Dictionary 38
Breath 40
The Town Museum 44
Ghosts 47
To My Father, Dying in a Supermarket 53
My Brother Inside the Revolving Doors 55
After My Stepfather's Death 56
My Stepfather's Hands 57
The Abandonment 58
String 59
A Traveler's Advisory 63
Seeing Cooch 65
Hunt Walking 66
The Minister's Death 68
The Revival 70
Sue Reed Walking 72
Happiness 74
The Visit 75
What It Is 77
When Paul Flew Away 79
The Man with the Radios 82
Walking in Dark Town 89
Young Man Going Uphill with a Bird 90
The Secret 91
When the Trees Came for Her 93
Coming for Brad Newcomb 95
Mother's Place 99
The Bird Man 101
The Life 105
House in Spring 106
Seeing Mercer, Maine 107
The One Who Will Save You 109
Francis Bound 112
Making Things Clean 114
Reading Poems at the Grange Meeting in What Must Be Heaven 115
Driving to Dark Country 119
My Brother Running 121
Acknowledgments 163
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