Cover

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pp. c-c

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

Part I. The Lost Town

About Crows

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pp. 3-5

Huffers

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pp. 6-6

Sister at the Airport

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pp. 7-7

Robert Frost in the Slaughterhouse

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pp. 8-8

Suburban Mythopoetics

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pp. 9-10

An Alternate History of Enfield, Mass.

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pp. 11-13

When I Opened the Anthology of Poets Oppressed

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pp. 14-14

The Fall of Communism

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pp. 15-16

The History of Hockey in My Town

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pp. 17-18

Five Memories of Motion

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pp. 19-22

Part II. The Beverly Hills of Korea (Or, My Life in the Love Motel)

The Beverly Hills of Korea

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pp. 25-27

All the Signs Read 어서 오세요

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pp. 28-28

A River

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pp. 29-31

The Rise of Communism

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pp. 32-32

Mongolia Room

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pp. 33-36

Part III. The Error Gallery

Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers I

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pp. 39-39

Midwinter Rains over Montréal: A Video Installation

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pp. 40-40

Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers II

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pp. 41-41

Summertime (1943)

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pp. 42-42

Scenes from a Village: A Triptych

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pp. 43-45

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Orizuru

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pp. 46-46

At the kitchen table, you wince when taking a sip of the cheap red wine—telling me, in the clearest way you know, that it’s too harsh. I’m always a few steps each mistake and refold toward an already-lost perfection. In the extra minutes before arrived, my sixth grade class folded cranes to send to an imagined memorial in Japan.The assignment worked, if the purpose was to place in the mind of each child ...

After We Disembark and Spend the Day on the Island while the Ship’s Repaired, I Board Alone, Flip through a Chinese Restaurant Calendar, and Write Three Poems to Express My Feelings

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pp. 47-48

Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers III

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pp. 49-49

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The Madonna and Child with St. Anne

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pp. 50-52

There’s a reproduction at the entrance of the outdoor shrine where we walk the Stations Where fire ants race across the freshly lacquered legs of martyrs.“He suffered,” my grandfather says. With empty lungs: “Oh, how they made him suffer.”Jesus looks like a murderballer—his neck sunk into a muscle-bound torso, legs shriveled like they’ve been confined to a wheelchair for thirty-three years....

Self-Portrait in Shock

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pp. 53-53

The Last Painting (Or, Some More about Crows)

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pp. 54-54

Part IV. The Cult Poem

The Cult Poem

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pp. 57-66

Notes

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pp. 67-70