The Meaning of If

The Meaning of If

by Patrick Lawler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935536451
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

PATRICK LAWLER lives in Syracuse, NY. He has written five previous poetry collections and one novel. He teaches at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and is also Writer in Residence at LeMoyne College.

Table of Contents

The Meaning of If 3

Music for a Lady Sleeping in Japan 17

Maps 23

Skywriting 31

The Year 1958 Was Lost 41

The Life and Life of Walter Oats 49

Wake Us and We Drown 69

When the Trees Speak 77

Radio 87

My Father's Suicide Note 95

Scuba Diver Found in Middle of Forest Fire 107

The Door-to-Door Salesman 117

At One of My Father's Funerals, I Was Humphrey Bogart 133

My Sister's Fake Wedding Gown 137

The Major Comes Home 149

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