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Winner of the 1987 Brittingham Prize in Poetry.
About the Author
David Kirby received his Ph.D. from John Hopkins Univesity in 1969, and at the time he won the Brittingham Prize taught at Florida State University. His previously books include: Sarah Bernhardt's Leg, and Diving for Poems: Where Poetry Comes From and How to Write It.
Table of Contents
|Man Drowning in Restaurant||3|
|The New Barber||4|
|In Praise of Sausage||6|
|I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay||7|
|Amazed by Chekhov||11|
|A Town Called Mere||13|
|The Late News||18|
|The Dance of Husbands in Bathrobes||20|
|Dracula in Las Vegas||21|
|Dining with the Children of Krishna||24|
|Theology from the Viewpoint of a Younger Son||30|
|Love in the Flower of Chong||31|
|The Society of Animals||34|
|The Example of Nuns||35|
|The Very Rich Hours of the Houses of France||37|
|The Reason Why||40|
|You Can't Always Get What You Want||41|
|Looking for the Poem That Explains It All||44|
|Saving the Young Men of Vienna||45|
|Conversations with the Dead||47|
|What Can You Do?||55|
|Money Is Falling Out of Our Mouths||59|
|Fear of Reading||60|
|Transmutation as a Fact of Life||65|
|Mothers and Fathers||66|
|The Cows Are Going to Paris: A Pastoral||67|