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Gust

Poems

Greg Alan Brownderville

Publication Year: 2011

Greg Alan Brownderville is an assistant professor of English at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. His poems have appeared in Oxford American, Prairie Schooner, Arkansas Review, and other publications.

Published by: Northwestern University Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xii

I am grateful to Prairie Schooner for presenting me its 2010 Jane Geske Award for “Driftwood,” “Lord, Make Me a Sheep,” and “The Mysterious Bar-B-Q Grill of Turkey Scratch, Arkansas” and to New Millennium Writings for awarding me a poetry prize for “A Soldier Gets Home.” ...

Firecrackers

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pp. 3-4

Part I. Press In

Dark Corner

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pp. 7-9

Telephoning

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pp. 10-11

Soul-Selling Ritual

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pp. 12-25

Honey Behind the Sun

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pp. 13-26

Driftwood

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pp. 14-27

Mawu Names Her Chief Assistant

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pp. 15-28

Art in Heaven

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pp. 16-17

Lord, Make Me a Sheep

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pp. 18-27

Last Song for Brother Langston

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pp. 28-41

Part II. The Wild Yonder Blues

From a Nationally Televised Press Conference Starring the Poetic Sheriff, Joseph Kilpatrick Conway, After a Van Gogh Painting Is Stolen from a Little Rock Exhibit and Recovered in Monroe County

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pp. 31-32

All of This Only Fifty Miles from the Former Home of L. Frank Baum, Creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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pp. 33-46

The Mailbox

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pp. 34-47

The Palm Tree Soliloquies

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pp. 35-36

Marble to Flesh, Flesh to Marble

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pp. 37-50

Vanilla Home Run

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pp. 38-51

The Love Song of Jephthah’s Daughter

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pp. 39-52

She Dances with Tornadoes

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pp. 40-53

Sex and Pentecost

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pp. 41-42

Boy in the Buttonbush

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pp. 43-56

Little Lotty Knox

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pp. 44-45

Panjandrum

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pp. 46-48

Confession

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pp. 49-62

Mystery

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pp. 50-52

Part III. Becoming Hot Tamale Charlie

Carlo Silvestrini, Child of Sunnyside

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pp. 55-56

Carlo on the Hog Slaughter

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pp. 57-58

Carlo Flunks the Seventh Grade

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pp. 59-60

Carlo Finds Out Where His New Friend’s Name Came From

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pp. 61-62

Carlo Cuts a Rose for Splendi Pretti

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pp. 63-66

Carlo Goes to the New Catholic Churchnear Sunnyside

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pp. 67-80

Carlo Learns About Betrayal When His Girlfriend Leaves Him for “Glittery Eyes”

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pp. 68-81

Carlo Speaks of Hot Tamales

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pp. 69-71

Carlo Silvestrini Becomes Hot Tamale Charlie

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pp. 72-85

Hot Tamale Charlie Works Downtown Wilmot

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pp. 73-74

Hot Tamale Charlie Sings of a Player’s Heartbreak

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pp. 75-88

Hot Tamale Charlie Speaks of Rabbit Ice

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pp. 76-78

Part IV. Ghosts

Arkansas Blacks

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pp. 81-94

Jook House in Burning Season

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pp. 82-95

Goblin Song

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pp. 83-96

A Welder’s New Year’s Eve

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pp. 84-97

Tableland at Zero

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pp. 85-86

Waking Up in Baghdad

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pp. 87-100

Terror

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pp. 88-101

A Soldier Gets Home

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pp. 89-90

A Swiss Vintner in the Land of Muscadines

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pp. 91-93

Black and Sticky

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pp. 94-96

The Cold Tile Blues

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pp. 97-110

The Magic of Song

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pp. 98-99

Holy Ghost Man

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pp. 100-120

The Mysterious Bar-B-Q Grill of Turkey Scratch, Arkansas

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pp. 121-122

Notes

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pp. 123-124


E-ISBN-13: 9780810165618
Print-ISBN-13: 9780810152212

Page Count: 136
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: New
Volume Title: 1

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