In this Book

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Nick Lantz explores the transformative power of tragic and miraculous experiences, through these poems that illuminate near misses of tragedy and transcendence. His gaze is both roving and microscopic—the Challenger explosion, Bigfoot, a love letter written from inside a missile silo, a mother naming and re-naming a family’s short-lived pets, and a plea for post-9/11 redemption. Lantz never lets his subjects or his readers off the hook, plunging head first into worlds that are both eccentric and familiar, alarming and hopeful.
 
Finalist, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year in the Poetry category

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Where You Are, Where You’ve Been, Where You’re Going
  2. p. 1
  1. Ship of Theseus
  2. p. 3
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  1. The Werewolf Dreams of Love
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. The Diving Horses
  2. p. 6
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  1. Love Letter from inside the Titan Missile Museum
  2. p. 7
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  1. The Miracle
  2. p. 8
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  1. What the Lathe Wants
  2. pp. 9-11
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  1. U.S. Route 50, Nevada, the Loneliest Road in America
  2. p. 12
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  1. Mother’s Intelligent Design
  2. p. 13
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  1. Patterson–Gimlin Film: Frame 352
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. History of Fire
  2. pp. 16-22
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  1. What Land of Milk and Honey
  2. p. 23
  1. Portmanterrorism
  2. p. 25
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  1. Misanthropy
  2. p. 26
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  1. Bride Believes Terrorists Kidnapped Missing Groom
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. Kuzka’s Mother
  2. p. 29
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  1. A Coign of Vantage
  2. pp. 30-31
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  1. The Cryptozoologist Chaperones His Daughter’s Prom
  2. pp. 32-33
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  1. Judith & Holofernes
  2. p. 34
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  1. The Pinch
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. The Marian Apparitions
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. The Cricket in the Basement
  2. p. 39
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  1. The Soul Diva, Past Her Prime, Visits the Holy Land
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. Challenger
  2. p. 42
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  1. Love Letter from Zion National Park, Utah
  2. p. 43
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  1. Back to Earth Unharmed
  2. p. 45
  1. Collective
  2. p. 47
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  1. Battle of Alexander at Issus
  2. p. 48
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  1. Conditional
  2. p. 49
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  1. The Year We Blew Up the Whale—Florence, Oregon
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. Teach a Man to Fish
  2. p. 52
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  1. Trying to Cross the Border, the War Correspondent Is Jailed
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. The Giant Squid
  2. p. 55
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  1. Arc Welding Lesson
  2. pp. 56-58
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  1. SETI
  2. p. 59
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  1. The Aging Sci-Fi Actor Speaks to Third Graders at the Local Planetarium
  2. pp. 60-61
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  1. The Last Words of Pancho Villa
  2. pp. 62-65
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  1. A Winter of Sitting by the Window
  2. p. 66
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299235833
Related ISBN
9780299235840
MARC Record
OCLC
647891266
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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