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The Hemophiliac's Motorcycle
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In this second wise and passionate book, Tom Andrews explores illness as a major theme, avoiding sentimentality without being merely confessional. He advances his considerable talent with great strength and forcefulness. The poems ae buoyant with humor and mindful of larger mysteries even as they investigate very personal issues. There is an urgency that is compelling; the work is immersed in the private grief of the speaker without excluding the reader. There is real and hard-won wisdom and intelligence in the poems, offering genuine surprises and delight; their attractive humility is not a pose.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. ii-v
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. I
  2. p. 1
  1. The Hemophiliac’s Motorcycle
  2. pp. 3-9
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  1. II
  2. p. 11
  1. At Burt Lake
  2. p. 13
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  1. Ars Poetica
  2. p. 14
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  1. Praying with George Herbert in Late Winter
  2. pp. 15-17
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  1. A Visit to the Cathedral
  2. p. 18
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  1. Reading Frank O’Hara in the Hospital
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. Reading the Tao Te Ching in the Hospital
  2. p. 21
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  1. When Comfort Arrives
  2. pp. 22-30
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  1. Evening Song
  2. p. 31
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  1. III
  2. p. 33
  1. Hymning the Kanawha
  2. pp. 35-50
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  1. IV
  2. p. 51
  1. Codeine Diary
  2. pp. 53-76
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  1. Notes
  2. p. 77
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