by Tim Skeen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635342628
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 08/11/2017
Pages: 78
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Tim Skeen, the 2013 winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize for his book Risk, teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State. His first book, Kentucky Swami, won the 2001 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. A graduate of the PhD program in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he lives in Fresno with his wife, Pam, and daughter, Iris. He has been a Disaster Assessment Specialist for the American Red Cross for nearly twenty years.

Table of Contents

Old Monk Napping 1

Orientation 2

That Which Never Happened 3

Reward 4

Security 5

Playing Cards with Children 6

Standard First Aid 7

Bindweed 8

Dessert 9

Moving the KKK 10

Halloween Carnival 11

After 12

In-Processing 13

Santa Gives Candy Canes to the Children of

Vinland Elementary School 14

The Sentinel Plan of Salt Lake City 15

Melody 16

The Chapel of Each Day 17

Drought 18

Volunteer of the Month 19

Dreaming in Front of the Fireplace 20

Pink Rose Urn 21

Department of Health 22

A Bird Watches an Ornithologist 23

Eternity 25

Working with Ambrose Bierce 26

Not a Mont Blanc 27

No Turning Back 28

The Marx Brothers Perform at the Labor Co-op 29

Porn Stars of the 1980s 30

Estate 31

All Trucks Enter the Inspection Area 500 Feet 32

The Ornithology of Skin 33

Work Detail 34

Bearded Dragon Lizard 35

Welding 36

The Sadness of Flooded Towns 37

The Teacher 38

Sonogram Shows Dying Twin Holding His Sister’s Hand in

the Womb 39

After the Fire 40

For Susan, Killed in a Car Accident near the River Jordan 41

Rhetoric 42

The Spillway at the Mansfield Dam 43

Practice 44

Deployment 45

Afternoon 46

Water Listening Device 47

Baton Rouge 49

Cleveland 50

Junking Dream 51

A Bureaucracy of Blue Tarps 52

Ambition 53

On First Looking into Google Earth 54

Chain of Command 55

Pink Dogwood 56

Operation Crossroads 58

Accident 59

Cella 60

Bondo Billy 61

Training Torso 62

Food Ration Stamps from 1945 63

Welcome to Missouri 64

Spitfire 65

Sweet Home without Style 66

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