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The Lame God
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Winner of 2013 May Swenson Poetry Award
In The Lame God, author M. B. McLatchey reminds us of the inevitable bond between art and empathy. With a controlled language that finds its echo chamber in the immortal themes and characters of classical literature, this courageous work accompanies the author on her journey through a parent’s anguish in the face of a horrific crime. Using the art of poetry she gives voice to a suffering—and a love—that might otherwise go unheard.
 
The May Swenson Poetry Award, an annual competition named for May Swenson, honors her as one of America's most provocative and vital writers. During her long career, Swenson was loved and praised by writers from virtually every school of American poetry. She left a legacy of fifty years of writing when she died in 1989. She is buried in Logan, Utah, her hometown.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword by Edward Field
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-2
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  1. 1-800-THE-LOST  
  2. pp. 3-3
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  1. The Rescue
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. What the Neighbors Heard
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Amber Alert
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Mandatum
  2. pp. 9-9
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  1. Apology
  2. pp. 10-10
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  1. On the Proper Care of Orchids
  2. pp. 11-11
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  1. The Retrieval
  2. pp. 12-12
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  1. Museum
  2. pp. 13-13
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  1. Lullaby for Her Brother
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. Kaleidoscope
  2. pp. 16-16
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  1. On Recognizing Saints
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Morning Offering
  2. pp. 19-19
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  1. The Golden Bough
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. At the Grieving Parents Meeting
  2. pp. 22-23
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  1. Demeter’s Side
  2. pp. 24-24
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  1. Snow Globe
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. The Rape of Chryssipus
  2. pp. 27-27
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  1. I See You
  2. pp. 28-28
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  1. River of Forgetfulness
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. Bingo Night for Missing and Exploited Children
  2. pp. 31-31
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  1. A Glass of Absinthe
  2. pp. 32-32
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  1. Catharsis
  2. pp. 33-34
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  1. The Boy’s Lament
  2. pp. 35-35
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  1. Little Fits
  2. pp. 36-38
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  1. Mythology
  2. pp. 39-39
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  1. Mother’s Day
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. Requiem
  2. pp. 42-42
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  1. Song of Daphnis
  2. pp. 43-43
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  1. Loose Ends
  2. pp. 44-45
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  1. Sanriku
  2. pp. 46-46
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  1. Teaching the Tragedies
  2. pp. 47-47
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  1. Girl at Piano
  2. pp. 48-49
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  1. Oaths, Curses, Blessings
  2. pp. 50-50
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  1. Melville’s Reader
  2. pp. 51-51
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  1. Joseph Dreams Two Dreams
  2. pp. 52-54
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  1. Leaving the Mainland
  2. pp. 55-55
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  1. The Ventriloquist
  2. pp. 56-56
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  1. Songs of the Immortals
  2. pp. 57-57
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  1. The Eviction
  2. pp. 58-58
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  1. The Arrangement
  2. pp. 59-60
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  1. Aubade
  2. pp. 61-61
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  1. The Lame God
  2. pp. 62-63
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  1. Against Elegies
  2. pp. 64-65
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 66-66
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 67-67
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  1. The May Swenson Poetry Award
  2. pp. 68-68
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