Red Channel in the Rupture

Red Channel in the Rupture

by Amber Flora Thomas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597096195
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 891,280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Amber Flora Thomas is the author of two collections of poems: EYE OF WATER , selected by Harryette Mullen as the winner of the 2004 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and THE RABBITS COULD SING , selected by Peggy Shumaker for the Alaska Literary Series in 2011. A recipient of the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize, and Ann Stanford Prize, her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Saranac Review, and Crab Orchard Review , as well as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry and numerous other journals and anthologies. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and faculty member. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998.She was born and raised in northern California.

Table of Contents

I Stills

Damaged Photos 15

An Opening 16

The Age of Forgetting 17

Moment in Which the Self Moves Under Song 18

He Breaks in the Glare 20

Lizard and Moth 22

The Old Horse 23

Rattlesnake 24

Rooted 25

Like Sun Slips Along the Vane 26

Passing 27

Headwind 28

Feathering 29

Shed 30

Matrix 31

Entry 33

Ending in Place 34

II Apertures

Neighborhood Boys 39

The Moon That Night 41

Self-Portrait with Migraine 42

When You Are Hollow 43

Cupid 44

Pollen 45

Cadence 46

Orchid 48

Why I Go Back 49

Crossing 50

Horse Head, Navarro Beach 51

How to Leave Her 52

Down in the River 53

Twenty Days and Another Bat 54

Atlantic 55

Blackberries 56

III Reels

Self-Portrait with Teeth 61

At the Presbyterian Hospital 63

What She Means By Empty 64

Take Only Pictures 66

In Retreat 68

Heron and Night 70

Everything You Can Burn 71

Rest Stop 72

At the Cherry Trees 74

Santa Ana Winds 76

Discourse at Lake Champlain 78

Always Leaving 80

Manifesto at the Well 81

Crown Vetch 82

Another Crossing 83

Thrown 84

A Wild Thing 86

Bodega Head, December 87

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