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Bringing the Shovel Down
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Bringing the Shovel Down is a re-imagination of the violent mythologies of state and power.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Nursery
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Love, You Got Me Good
  2. p. 4
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  1. For Some Slight I Can’t Quite Recall
  2. p. 5
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  1. The Syndromes: Doubling
  2. p. 6
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  1. Bringing the Shovel Down
  2. pp. 7-9
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  1. Bull Dragged from Arena
  2. p. 10
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  1. American Dreaming
  2. p. 11
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  1. The Syndromes: Memorial Syndrome, or Memory
  2. p. 12
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  1. Glass
  2. pp. 13-16
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  1. The Lion and the Gazelle
  2. pp. 17-19
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  1. The Syndromes: Cartographer’s Syndrome
  2. p. 20
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  1. Axe Blade
  2. p. 21
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  1. Isaac
  2. p. 22
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  1. Prayer for My Unborn Niece or Nephew
  2. pp. 23-25
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  1. Love, I’m Done with You
  2. p. 26
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  1. Solidarity
  2. p. 27
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  1. The Syndromes: Horologist’s Syndrome
  2. p. 28
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  1. Hollywood
  2. p. 29
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  1. Some Instructions on Black Masculinity Offered to My Black Friend by the White Woman He Briefly Dated: A Monologue
  2. p. 31
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  1. The Syndromes: The Burden
  2. p. 32
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  1. From My Car on Broad Street
  2. p. 33
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  1. Praising the Snake
  2. p. 34
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  1. Poem to My Child, If Ever You Shall Be
  2. pp. 35-37
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  1. Love, Here’s the Deal
  2. p. 38
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  1. Say It
  2. pp. 39-41
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  1. The Syndromes: Mason’s Syndrome
  2. p. 42
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  1. Ode to the Beekeeper
  2. p. 43
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  1. Ode to the Tongue Orchid
  2. p. 44
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  1. Ode to the Redbud
  2. p. 45
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  1. Overheard
  2. p. 46
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  1. Opera Singer
  2. pp. 47-48
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  1. The Syndromes: Undertaker’s Syndrome, or Gravedigger’s Syndrome
  2. p. 49
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  1. Learning to Speak
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. A Poem in which I Try to Express My Glee at the Music My Friend Has Given Me
  2. pp. 52-53
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  1. Because
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. Sorrow Is Not My Name
  2. p. 56
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  1. The Syndromes: Raining, or Washing
  2. p. 57
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  1. Again
  2. pp. 58-61
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  1. Notes and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 63-64
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