Mandatory Evacuation

Mandatory Evacuation

by Peter Makuck


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942683186
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Peter Makuck is the author of numerous BOA books, most recently Long Lens: New & Selected Poems (2010). In addition to five previous volumes of poems, five poetry chapbooks, and three collections of short stories, he has co-edited a book of essays, An Open World , on the Welsh poet Leslie Norris. Two-time winner of the Brockman-Campbell Award (given annually for the best collection of poetry by a North Carolinian), he is also the recipient of the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum and served as a juror for the annual Poet’s Prize. A nominated Former Fulbright Exchange Professor to France, he was the Lee Smith Visiting Poet at North Carolina State University in 2008, and has also been a visiting writer at Brigham Young University (2000) and University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2011). His stories, poems, reviews, and essays appear widely in such places as Poetry, The Nation, North American Review, The Hudson Review, The Gettysburg Review and The Sewanee Review. Makuck is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at East Carolina University, where he founded and edited Tar River Poetry for almost thirty years. He currently lives with his wife Phyllis on Bogue Banks of Pine Knoll Shores, one of North Carolina’s barrier islands.

Table of Contents

I Notes

Picnic near St. Rémy 13

Notes 14

Orthodox Priest 15

Burro at Christmas 17

Après Ski 18

Entry for San Carlos, 12/28 19

Roadside 20

Signs 21

Red Foxes at Pahaska Tepee 22

Canyonlands in October 24

Now 26

Jumping Mullet 27

Book Barn 28

What Color Does 29

Night Passage 30

Practice 32

Winter 33

II Barrier Island

Barrier Island 37

Mandatory Evacuation, Late August 39

After Hurricane Earl 40

Gone 42

Power Outage 44

Out of Range 45

Nightcatch 47

Yellow Chair in the Dunes 49

Towhees and Late Light 51

In Advent Dark 52

Tennis Courts in December 53

Outer Banks Nightlife 54

Fixative 56

Flu Days 57

Held 59

Blue Beyond Black and White 60

Wisteria 61

Coastal Java Shack 62

III Tattoo

Tattoo 67

Mother's Day 69

Petunias on the Deck 72

Streetlamps 73

The Route 74

Parish School 76

Footstool and Mug 78

Names 79

Developing Story 81

Miss Jones 83

The Other 85

Claws and Wings 86

Letter to Bill Heyen 88

Matins 90

Breath 91

Last Day on the Island 92

Après le Déluge, or How to Return 94

Acknowledgments 97

About the Author 99

Colophon 104

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