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Wu Wei: Poems
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Wu Wei: Poems

by Tom Crawford, Milkweed (Manufactured by)
 

Tom Crawford's words paint familiar landscapes — Seattle's coastline, New York's public spaces, rural China, and Western mobile homes — in a new light. In poems as humorous as they are revelatory, sea birds careen off cliff walls "Then back/to the water to consider/where they went wrong," nudes are spontaneously drawn in urban coffee shops, and the

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Tom Crawford's words paint familiar landscapes — Seattle's coastline, New York's public spaces, rural China, and Western mobile homes — in a new light. In poems as humorous as they are revelatory, sea birds careen off cliff walls "Then back/to the water to consider/where they went wrong," nudes are spontaneously drawn in urban coffee shops, and the Bhagavad Gita sits on a shelf in a trailer home, holding up deodorant. Crawford’s Eastern spirituality, tempered by working-class pragmatism, transforms these narrative poems into memorable portraits of the everyday.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571314239
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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