A reissuing of Obscenities, the debut collection of poems by Michael Casey.
|Publisher:||Carnegie-Mellon University Press|
|Series:||Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
MICHAEL CASEY was born in 1947 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Lowell Technological Institute in 1968. Drafted into the U.S. Army, he served as a military policeman in Missouri and in Quang Ngai Provence, the setting of Obscenities, which was chosen by Stanley Kunitz as Volume 67 of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. In 1996 Adastra Press published Casey's second collection of poems, Millrat, and Orchises Press published his third, The Million Dollar Hole, in 2001.
Table of Contents
Foreword The Company Physical Combat Proficiency Test Average • Transcribed Proof of Denial For Arthur Dore • Knowledge • National Guardsman • Riot Control School • To Sergeant Rock • Big John • Paco • Serious Incident Report: Maltreatment of Trainee • The Boogaloo • Bushwhacking • Sierra Tango • Guardmount Speech • The Box Riot • Happiness • Birthstone • Automatic Fire for Record • Welcome • On What the Army Does with Heads • A Bummer • Propaganda • Prisoner of War • The POW Cage and the Hoi Chanh Rallier • Darbey's Chicken • For the Old Man • Phuong Hoang • For Interpreter Sergeant Tuats • Boston Booboo or the POW Cage Visit • Slickness • Message in the Public Interest • The Death Truck • 27th Surgical Hospital • Ackerfield • Off Limits • To Miss Thanh • First Sight • Mourning • Autogetem • Explanation • Free Love • On Death • Road Hazard • The LZ Gator Body Collector • Sweetheart • Sentiment • Back Door Man • Bagley • Learning • The Funky People • AK-47 • Ruins • Hoa Binh • Syphilis and Fort Lewis