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Amplified Dog
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Charles Harper Webb’s eccentric and distinct writing style makes this collection of poetry a funny and charmingly memorable read. A melting pot of pop culture, historical references, and everyday life, Webb’s poems are refreshingly candid and straightforward.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Amplified Dog
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Part I
  2. p. 5
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  1. Ooh My Soul
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. I Never Had an Imaginary Friend
  2. p. 9
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  1. My Wife Insists that, on our First Date, I Told Her I Had Seven Kinds of Hair
  2. p. 10
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  1. The New World Book of Webbs
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Cat Possessed by Poet Keats
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Sperm Counts Are Falling
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. Pumpkin-Envy
  2. p. 17
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  1. I Never Promised You a Worm Farm
  2. p. 18
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  1. Kissing
  2. p. 19
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  1. Prayer to Tear the Sperm-Dam Down
  2. pp. 20-22
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  1. Cyclops
  2. p. 23
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  1. My Son Is Called “Developmentally Delayed”
  2. p. 24
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  1. Consider How The Toilet Overflows
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. Plato Didn’t Feel Like a Great Philosopher
  2. p. 27
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  1. Tear-Stained Confetti
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. The Animals Are Leaving
  2. p. 30
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  1. Part II
  2. p. 31
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  1. How You Know You’re Not a Spiritual Master
  2. pp. 33-34
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  1. Daddy’s Disease
  2. p. 35
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  1. In Unromantic Times
  2. p. 36
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  1. Two Heroes
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. Surrender
  2. p. 39
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  1. Reservations Confirmed
  2. p. 40
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  1. Sad Bus
  2. p. 41
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  1. Lost Bobbers
  2. p. 42
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  1. Erik Discovers, Among Other Things, His Hands
  2. p. 43
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  1. Librarian’s Son
  2. pp. 44-45
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  1. Heat Wave
  2. p. 46
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  1. King Solomon’s Hit Man
  2. p. 47
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  1. Post-Modern Life
  2. p. 48
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  1. English
  2. pp. 49-50
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  1. Taming my Excesses
  2. pp. 51-52
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  1. Car Starting Late at Night
  2. p. 53
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  1. Part III
  2. p. 55
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  1. The Open-Air Recital Survived a Shaky Start
  2. pp. 57-58
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  1. Bat Boy Joins Up
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. A Meal Not Eaten
  2. pp. 62-63
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  1. Brain Damage
  2. p. 64
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  1. Mysteries
  2. p. 65
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  1. Landscapes
  2. pp. 66-67
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  1. A Grand Opening of Hearts
  2. p. 68
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  1. Amateurs
  2. p. 69
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  1. Hummingbirds
  2. p. 70
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  1. Does Time Really Exist?
  2. p. 71
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  1. Seducing Sleep
  2. pp. 72-73
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  1. Scuba Heaven
  2. p. 74
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  1. Taking Out Trash
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. How to Live
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. The End
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. In the Beginning Was the Word
  2. pp. 81-82
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