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ISBN-13: 9781937794811
Publisher: Upper Rubber Boot Books
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Floodgate Poetry Series , #3
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 1,065,364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Enid Shomer is the author of four previous books of poetry, two chapbooks, and three prize-winning books of fiction, most recently The Twelve Rooms of the Nile (Simon & Schuster, 2012). Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, Parnassus, Boulevard, and many other magazines as well as more than sixty anthologies and textbooks. In 2013 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing from the Florida Humanities Council. Among her many poetry prizes are the Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize from Poetry, the Celia B. Wagner Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize. She has twice been the subject of feature interviews on National Public Radio-on "All Things Considered" and "Sunday Edition." A Visiting Writer at many colleges and universities, Shomer lives in Tampa, Florida. Her new full-length book of poetry, Shoreless, won the Vachel Lindsay Prize and is forthcoming in 2017 from Twelve Winters Press.

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is a poet, professional editor, and educator living in Denver, CO. He is the author of a collection of poems, Ghost Gear; series editor of Floodgate Poetry Series: Three Chapbooks by Three Poets in a Single Volume; editor of Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days; editor of Warning! Poems May Be Longer Than They Appear: An Anthology of Long-ish Poems (forthcoming); and founder and managing editor of Read his work and learn more at

F. Douglas Brown is the author of Zero to Three (University of Georgia Press 2014), recipient of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected by Tracy K. Smith. Brown holds an MA in Literature and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow. His poems have been published by The Academy of American Poets, The Chicago Quarterly (CQR), The Virginia Quarterly (VQR), The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, Vinyl Poetry and Prose Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. Brown was featured in Poets & Writers Magazine as one of their Debut Poets of 2014 (Jan/Feb 2015).

He has been an educator for over twenty years, and teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, an all-boys Jesuit school. When he is not teaching, writing or with his two children, Isaiah and Olivia, he is busy DJing in the greater Los Angeles area.

Table of Contents

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, Preface
Anders Carlson-Wee & Kai Carlson-Wee, Northern Corn
Thresher (Kai)
Leaving Fargo (Anders)
The Boy's Head (Kai)
St. Mary's Memorial (Anders)
After Havre (Kai)
Morning After the Fourth (Anders)
Fly Fishing (Kai)
Moorcroft (Anders)
Alex Martinez Dividing Himself Into Pieces (Kai)
White Earth, Minnesota (Anders)
Corn Fires (Kai)
Great Plains Food Bank (Anders)
Westbound Train (Kai)
Bald Eagle (Anders)
Dundas (Kai)
Short Bed (Anders)
Mutants (Kai)
Northern Corn (Anders)
About Anders Carlson-Wee & Kai Carlson-Wee
F. Douglas Brown & Geffrey Davis, Begotten
The Epistemology of Cheerios
The Epistemology of a Foodie
No More Your Mirror | Side A: My Son's Prelude
What I Mean When I Say Harmony
The Epistemology of Laundry
Elegies for Each Other: The Hands
Poem In Which My Son Wakes Up Crying
Poem My Mother Doesn't Want Right Now
Love Letter to Rashida Jones
What I Mean When I Say Begotten (I)
3:16 :: Whosoever
3:16 :: So Loved
3:16 :: For
3:16 :: World
3:16 :: The 1:28
3:16 :: Beget This
3:16 :: Belief in a Hard Thing
3:16 :: Beget a Desert, then a Forest
3:16 :: Blackout
The Epistemology of Growing Pains
What I Mean When I Say Begotten (II)
What a Father Learns
No More Your Mirror | Side B: My Wife's Fugue
What I Mean When I Say Harmony (The Remix)
From the Unsent Letters :: Variations on Longing
Freddie B's Old School Centos: Divorce Mixtape
What I Mean When I Say Harmony: Side B
Second Sleep
About F. Douglas Brown & Geffrey Davis
Enid Shomer, Driving through the Animal
On St. George Island
Rara Omnia
Driving through the Animal
Rara Avis
Jazz at Bradley's
Afternoon Storm
Permanent Waves
White Ibises
From Whom the Evening Flows
Pausing on a Hillside in Anatolia
Pool Party
The Pink Light
Aubade with Herons
My Number
About Enid Shomer
About the Editor
Other Books by Upper Rubber Boot
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