In this Book

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In Blood Pages George Bilgere continues his exploration of the joys and absurdities of being middle-aged and middle-class in the Midwest. OK, maybe he’s a bit beyond middle-aged at this point, and his rueful awareness of this makes these poems even more darkly hilarious, more deeply aware of the feckless and baffling times our nation has stumbled into. And the fact that Bilgere, relatively late in life, is now the father of two young boys brings a fresh sense of urgency to his work. Blood Pages is a guidebook to the fears, foibles, and beauties of our lovely old country as it makes its blundering, tentative way into the new century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraphs
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii, 1-2
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  1. ’56 Corvette
  2. p. 3
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  1. Above Illinois
  2. pp. 4-6
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  1. Living Will
  2. p. 7
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  1. Happy Hour
  2. p. 8
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  1. Tar Pits
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Void Unfilled
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. The Forge
  2. p. 13
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  1. The Roughs
  2. pp. 14-16
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  1. Blood Pages
  2. p. 17
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  1. Beautiful Country
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. Farmers’ Market
  2. p. 20
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  1. Pancake Dilemma
  2. p. 21
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  1. Strange Opera
  2. pp. 22-23
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  1. Push
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. Midnight in LA
  2. pp. 26-28
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  1. Horseplay
  2. p. 29
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  1. The Rose Trellis
  2. p. 30
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  1. I Tie My Shoes
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. Making Love in Silence
  2. p. 33
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  1. On Being Told I Have to Give Up Salt
  2. p. 34
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  1. The Nod
  2. p. 35
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  1. Really Eternal City
  2. p. 36
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  1. Ghostly Heron
  2. p. 37
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  1. Letter to the Dying
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. Taxi App
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. Starbucks
  2. pp. 42-43
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  1. Swim Lessons
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  1. Armored Car
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  1. The Fairly Passionate Shepherd to His Love
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  1. The Mysterians
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  1. Father’s Day
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  1. Storage Unit
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  1. Daddy Long Legs
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  1. Icarus
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  1. Strawberries
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  1. Schwinn
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  1. Boomers
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  1. Dot
  2. pp. 56-57
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  1. Six Feet
  2. p. 58
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  1. Tube Testers
  2. p. 59
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  1. Memorial Day
  2. p. 60
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  1. Sarah
  2. pp. 61-62
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  1. Stargazer
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  1. Big Thing
  2. pp. 64-65
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  1. The Chartr’d Thames
  2. p. 66
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  1. In Praise of Soup
  2. pp. 67-68
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  1. End of August
  2. p. 69
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  1. Watering Flowers
  2. p. 70
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  1. Acknowledgments
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822983309
Related ISBN
9780822965275
MARC Record
OCLC
1032375727
Pages
80
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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