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A collection of lyric poems that address issues of death and personal crisis by filtering them through an obsession with monsters and animals.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Anybody Can Write a Poem
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. I ♥ Poetry
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Panic: A Retrospective
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Literalness
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Comment on the Sale of My Grandmother’s House
  2. pp. 8-8
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  1. Trade
  2. pp. 9-9
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  1. Comment on the Humidity of the Brain
  2. pp. 10-12
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  1. Obvious one day that the beige carpet was a different beige
  2. pp. 13-13
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  1. Choreography of Kaspar Meglinger
  2. pp. 14-14
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  1. The Golem on His Way to Kill the King
  2. pp. 15-15
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  1. Law, Order
  2. pp. 16-16
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  1. How to Stop Your Doppelgänger from Plagiarizing You
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. How to Deal with the Most Persistent Zombie
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. Two Front Teeth
  2. pp. 21-21
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  1. Comment on Source Material
  2. pp. 22-24
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  1. Narcissus of the Damned
  2. pp. 25-27
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  1. Instructions on Damaging the Monster’s Cloak of Invisibility
  2. pp. 28-28
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  1. How to Bathe
  2. pp. 29-29
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  1. It’s Weird that So Many Animals Including Us Have Lungs
  2. pp. 30-30
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  1. El Siete Mares
  2. pp. 31-31
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  1. The Animals All Are Gathering
  2. pp. 32-33
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  1. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.
  2. pp. 34-34
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  1. Instructions on Administering Nitrous Oxide
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. Comment on the Coloration of the Floor
  2. pp. 37-37
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  1. A Monkey Could Write this Poem
  2. pp. 38-38
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  1. On the Sleeve
  2. pp. 39-40
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  1. Count to Ten Before Killing My Lassitude
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. Sophistry for Chattel
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. ”But Nature is so uncomfortable. Grass is hard and lumpy and damp, and full of dreadful black insects.”
  2. pp. 45-45
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  1. Instructions on Dreaming of Walking
  2. pp. 46-49
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  1. The Bible Is God’s Personal Letter to You
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. In.Case.Of.Trapped.Animal.Call.Lucy.
  2. pp. 52-52
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  1. Red Dwarves
  2. pp. 53-53
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  1. My Quietness Has a Man in It
  2. pp. 54-54
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  1. Instructions on Running Over a Cat
  2. pp. 55-57
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  1. Cocky Poem
  2. pp. 58-58
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  1. Healing Mass
  2. pp. 59-59
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  1. Commentary on Parole
  2. pp. 60-60
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  1. How to Approach the Girl with Candies on a Tray
  2. pp. 61-61
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  1. Appreciation: A Lament
  2. pp. 62-62
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  1. All Up in the Chicken Boxes
  2. pp. 63-63
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  1. Comment on My Failed Graphic Novel
  2. pp. 64-64
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  1. Immediately upon Pruning a Favorite Tree
  2. pp. 65-65
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  1. Non-Parable of the Boulder
  2. pp. 66-68
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  1. Death Threat
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. Commentary on Visiting Your Grandfather’s Grave
  2. pp. 71-71
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  1. Come on—roses?
  2. pp. 72-76
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  1. Short Ends
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 79-81
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822991205
Related ISBN
9780822961215
MARC Record
OCLC
835768690
Pages
96
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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