Slice of Moon

Slice of Moon

by Kim Dower

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Overview

Slice of Moon by Kim Dower

Slice of Moon, the second collection by Kim Dower, retains the whimsical, accessible style of her debut, Air Kissing on Mars, while reaching deeper, with greater lyrical intensity, irony, and poignancy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597099714
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 1,222,662
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kim (Freilich) Dower grew up in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught creative writing. Her first collection, Air Kissing on Mars was published by Red Hen Press in 2010 and appeared on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best-Sellers list. The book was described by The Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache.” Kim teaches in the BA Program at Antioch University Los Angeles, and is the owner of a literary publicity company called Kim-from-L.A. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Seneca Review, Rattle, Barrow Street, Eclipse, and Two Hawks Quarterly. Two of the poems in Slice of Moon were finalists for the Rattle Poetry Prize. She is also a nominee for the Pushcart Prize. She lives with her family in West Hollywood, California.

Read an Excerpt

What the Wind Did

She hears it in her sleep
Ruining each dream like
The punch line of a bad joke
Sweeping of Santa Anas
Branches flying over the roof
Sparrows driven from their nests
Patio furniture tossed like confetti
Garbage flying like chunky crows
She wakes up to drain pipes moaning
Remembers a night of falling through
Noise, shaken through her dreams
Let’s go see, she tells her dog
Let’s go look. Let’s see
What the wind did

Table of Contents

I

I Lost My Mother at Bloomingdale's 13

Clive Christian No. 1 14

Guilty Pleasures 16

Bottled Water 17

Why People Really Have Dogs 18

Dolphins sleep with one eye open 19

Watching Raintree County at 3am 20

Fever Dreams 21

My Neighbor's Cigar 22

I Hate It When She Says That 24

In the land of freeways, she takes streets 26

Sardines 28

She Keeps Fruit Loops in Her Pocket 30

My ears have been numb since Danville, 31

My Mother Wants Extra Crisp Bacon 32

They Only Want Meatloaf 34

Lips 35

If you like this then you'll like that 36

Second Hand Couch 37

It Lives Inside Him 39

II

Gail Explains about My Mother's Glasses 43

Because she can't tell him she loves him 45

Inseminating the Wolves 46

Corned Beef 48

Sadness 50

They're taking chocolate milk off the menu, 52

My Mother Has a Fitful Sleep 53

Those People from Cleveland 54

Skin Deep 55

iPhone 65

What the Wind Did 57

We Have Legs, Too 58

Discoveries 59

Floating in Hot Springs 60

While Washing the Dinner Dishes 62

A Table Near the Water 64

It's Not That 66

At the Airport 68

dreams do that 70

Strange Lights Next Door 71

How to Shop for a Poet 72

Extraction 74

III

New Year's Eve Party 77

The Salvation Army Won't Take the Futon 78

Hotel Room 79

His Other Girlfriend 80

Sorry 81

Boob Job 82

No One Bleeds Forever 84

Why Do They Do That? 85

Little Glass Dishes 86

Ninth Grade Boyfriend 88

Inertia 90

Giving Myself Up 91

The People in the Health Food Store 92

Board & Care Clock 94

Solace 95

Game Over 97

"How was your weekend," 99

Slice of Moon 101

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