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A book of contemporary poetry exploring the fine, shifting line between faith—secular and spiritual faith—and fanaticism in an insecure age, American Fanatics is a lyrical, pop-culture inflected meditation on democracy, morality, beauty, commerce, and the cost of falling dreams.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. I. SECURITY
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. AMERICAN FANATICS
  2. pp. 3-5
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  1. LUCKY NAILS
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. SECURITY
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. THE BACKYARD
  2. pp. 10-12
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  1. SMALL CASKET
  2. pp. 13-15
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  1. BLUE DISTANCES, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
  2. pp. 16-16
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  1. DYING YOUR BLACK CLOTHES BLACK
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. EPHEBIPHOBIA
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. ARRIVING LATE AT THE BIRTH PLACE OF PENTECOSTALISM
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. LITANY WITH GARBAGE KEEPER AND BONES
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. II. HELL
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. A SERIES OF EARNEST OFFERS, FOR THE RAISING OF A MAN FROM THE DEAD
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. POCKET VAMPIRE
  2. pp. 29-29
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  1. HELL
  2. pp. 30-32
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  1. LINNET STREET
  2. pp. 33-35
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  1. SOMETHING IN THE HOUSE WAS BEEPING
  2. pp. 36-37
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  1. FACE LIFT, ONE
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. AUBADE WITH EGGS BREAKING
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. MY GOTHIC
  2. pp. 42-42
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  1. TIJUANA CLINIC
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. IT IS GOOD TO BE AMONGST CATHOLICS AGAIN
  2. pp. 46-48
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  1. III. RESPONSIBILITY
  2. pp. 49-50
  1. A SHOPPER'S PRAYER
  2. pp. 51-51
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  1. DIET FROSTING
  2. pp. 52-53
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  1. MOLLIE FANCHER, MARVELOUS INVALID, LIVES WITHOUT FOOD!
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. NEW TROUSSEAU
  2. pp. 56-57
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  1. RESPONSIBILITY
  2. pp. 58-58
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  1. DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. SUMMER REPLACEMENT: PURE JESUS, EARLY MORNING SHIFT
  2. pp. 62-62
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  1. WHEN I AM SICK OF WORKING
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. IF GOD WERE A WISE GUY
  2. pp. 65-66
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  1. IV. A SELECTIVE HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES, IN SEVEN TURNS
  2. pp. 67-68
  1. WHERE WILL YOU SPEND YOUR ETERNITY?
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. A SELECTIVE HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES, IN SEVEN TURNS
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. V. HOW’S THE WORLD TREATING YOU?
  2. pp. 75-76
  1. VISITING HOUR
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. JOHN LENNON’S LIPS
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. SPELLBIND
  2. pp. 81-82
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  1. SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPH
  2. pp. 83-84
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  1. WINTER NAP, LATE AFTERNOON
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. STEREOTYPE
  2. pp. 87-88
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  1. MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION ARTS HOME FOR THE AGING, WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA
  2. pp. 89-90
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  1. THE LAST POEM
  2. pp. 91-92
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  1. HOW’S THE WORLD TREATING YOU?
  2. pp. 93-96
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 97-98
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. 99-99
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822990789
Print ISBN
9780822960799
MARC Record
OCLC
835768675
Pages
112
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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