Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

Bottom of the ocean

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pp. 1-2

Small purchase

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pp. 3-4

The semantics of flowers on Memorial Day

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pp. 5-6

Dropping the euphemism

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pp. 7-9

Calling him back from layoff

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pp. 10-11

My life with a gardener

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pp. 12-23

Meeting Bill

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pp. 13-14

An old story

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pp. 15-26

The documentary art

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pp. 16-17

Becoming bird

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pp. 18-19

Another awkward stage of convalescence

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pp. 20-21

The bald truth

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pp. 22-33

After working sixty hours again for what reason

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pp. 23-24

Oath to my former life

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pp. 25-26

Spirit ditty of no fax-line dial tone

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pp. 27-28

Insomnia diary

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pp. 29-31

Go Greyhound

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pp. 32-34

Finally opening the anthology to Kunitz

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pp. 35-46

Free-floating anxiety sounds like a pretty balloon

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pp. 36-37

Tuesday’s walk

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pp. 38-39

1935

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pp. 40-41

American Studies

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pp. 42-43

Sur Coast diary

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pp. 44-45

Capital crime

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pp. 46-50

Now and then I am direct

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pp. 51-52

Growing at the speed of fashion

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pp. 53-55

Bars poetica

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pp. 56-67

Translator’s note

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pp. 57-59

Echo

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pp. 60-61

Mortal shower

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pp. 62-64

Meteor shower

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pp. 65-76

Building a painting a home

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pp. 66-67

Commission by attrition

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pp. 68-70

Goodbye in the shape of a knot

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pp. 71-72

The edge

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pp. 73-84

Radical neck

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pp. 74-76

It’s not so much the heat as the stupidity

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pp. 77-88

Cure for the common cold

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pp. 78-79

Cutting edge

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pp. 80-91

Truth about love

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pp. 81-82

Shopping at the ocean

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pp. 83-84

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 85-96

I’d like to thank the editors of the following publications for reading my crap and everyone’s crap yet remaining determined and (somewhat) sane: Boulevard, Chelsea, Conduit, Iowa Review, The Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mid-American Review, Missouri Review, New England Review, Poetry Flash, ...

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About the Author, Back Cover

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pp. 97-98

Bob Hicok is the author of Animal Soul (2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Plus Shipping (1998), and The Legend of Light (1995), which won the 1995 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and was named a 1997 ALA Booklist Notable Book of the Year. ...