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Hurricane Party
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Hurricane Party is an original and rewarding work, a masterful follow-up to Big Muddy River of Stars, and a livewire, compelling contribution to American poetry. No other poet sounds like Pelegrin, and that's the sure sign of a writer at the top of her game. —Elton Glaser

Table of Contents

  1. cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. viii-ix
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  1. River of Voices
  2. p. 3
  1. Louisiana
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. A Brief History of My Life
  2. p. 6
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  1. The Creeps
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Mid-City Tours
  2. p. 9
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  1. Self-Portrait in a Tourist’s Snapshots
  2. p. 10
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  1. Burying the Hatchet
  2. p. 11
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  1. Joy Ride on the Gretna Ferry
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. Daughter of the Confederacy
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. The Last Holdout
  2. p. 16
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  1. Little Song for Kimberly
  2. p. 17
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  1. Where Y’at
  2. p. 18
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  1. Ode to Things
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. Dispatch to Runaway the Younger
  2. p. 21
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  1. Cumpleaños
  2. pp. 22-24
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  1. The Family Jewels
  2. p. 25
  1. Our Lady of Prompt Succor
  2. p. 26
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  1. Funky from Now on
  2. p. 27
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  1. Ode to Booze
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. The N-Word
  2. p. 30
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  1. Bestiary of the Bayou State
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. Foosball, Shania, and Thou
  2. p. 33
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  1. Blue Balls
  2. p. 34
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  1. Tubing on the Bogue Chitto
  2. p. 35
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  1. Pit Bull Pastoral
  2. p. 36
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  1. Hangman
  2. p. 37
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  1. Blessings for a Nemesis
  2. p. 38
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  1. Ode to the Pelican
  2. p. 39
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  1. Raw Oysters with My Rock Star Husband
  2. pp. 40-42
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  1. Hurricane Party
  2. pp. 43-44
  1. Praying with Strangers
  2. p. 45
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  1. The Day the Music Stopped
  2. p. 46
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  1. 50-cent Words
  2. pp. 47-48
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  1. Something in the Water
  2. p. 49
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  1. Shadow Ode
  2. p. 50
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  1. What I Did on My Summer Vacation
  2. pp. 51-52
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  1. Louisiana Crude
  2. p. 53
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  1. Love Poem with Schooner and Ruins
  2. p. 54
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  1. Helicopter Hands
  2. p. 55
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  1. Katrina Scribendi
  2. p. 56
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  1. Stupid Praise
  2. p. 57
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  1. Invitation to the Gretna Royals
  2. p. 58
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  1. Tabasco in Space
  2. pp. 59-62
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  1. Notes
  2. p. 63
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