The Brass Girl Brouhaha

The Brass Girl Brouhaha

by Adrian Blevins


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Winner of the prestigious Kate Tufts Award. Beginning to be adopted for reading groups nervous about poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931337106
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Adrian Blevins was born in Abdingdon, VA in 1964, and holds graduate degrees from Hollins University and Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers. A 2002 recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers' Foundation award for poetry and the author of The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes, a Bright Hill Press award-winning chapbook, Blevins lives in Roanoke, VA with her husband and three children, and teaches at Roanoke College. She will begin teaching at Colby College in Maine in the fall of 2004.

Table of Contents

Life History
Life History1
Life and Art4
The Famous Men Who Made Me6
Of Cliches and Superstitions10
The Interrogative Sentence13
Women's Lib16
Our Lady of Perpetual Bad Luck18
Generally Speaking20
The Other Cold War
The Other Cold War25
Failing the Republic27
The Magnificence of Rain29
Girl, Eighth Grade, Two or Three Copies of The Autobiography of Malcolm X Lying Around the House31
Defects of the Adolescent33
Mid-Divorce Weather Report35
Turning Thirty-Six37
Spy Story39
Hansel on the Highroad41
The Last Lap of the Daytona 500
Unusual Summer Weather45
Xanthe, The Master Gardner, Dies at 50 of an Unhappy Marriage47
Story of the Wisconsin Blizzard49
The Last Lap of the Daytona 50052
Billy Joel Gets Philosophical on Bravo54
Kings of the Trampoline58
He Says, She Says61
November Neurosis63
Ritual and Rhetoric of the North American Baby Shower
Ritual and Rhetoric of the North American Baby Shower69
Still Life with Peeved Madonna76
The X Games77
My Happiness79
Etude for the Birth Year81
April Song for August82
Nap Time83
Channel 58
Democracy and its Discontents87
The End of Beauty90
For My Students92
Channel 5896
Case Against April101
Waking Up106
Notes & Acknowledgments111

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