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Hometown for an Hour

Poems

Jennifer Rose

Publication Year: 2006

In this collection of poems, winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, Jennifer Rose writes primarily of places and displacement. Using the postcard's conventions of brevity, immediacy, and, in some instances, humor, these poems are greetings from destinations as disparate as Cape Cod, Kentuckiana, and Croatia. Rich in imagery, deftly crafted, and imbued with a lightness of voice these poems are also postmarked from poetry's more familiar provinces of love, nature and loss. Chosen from hundreds of submissions, Hometown for an Hour, is the winner of the ninth Summers Poetry Prize. As final judge David Yezzi wrote:“Jennifer Rose's “postcards” arrive with news of a world receding-but for her evocative communiquésˆrapidly into the past. The poems serve to fix in time her transient locals, revealing not remote tourist destinations but the very places where the poet has been most alive. Rose's odd assortment of places, she tells us, have seduced her, just as reading her poems, with their elegant and muscular formal excellence, will most certainly seduce readers. Tempering nostalgia with wit and emotional immediacy with consummate musicianship and craft, these poems reconstruct a world that, in Rose's fine imagining of it, becomes not only hers but ours as well.” Poet and city planner Jennifer Rose has been a “Discovery”/ The Nation winner and the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Society of America, among others. Her previous collection, The Old Direction of Heaven, was published in 2000. She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Published by: Ohio University Press

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pp. v-x

Alton Bay Postcard

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pp. 1-

Evanston Postcard

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pp. 2-3

Winter, Chicago

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Lincoln Park Postcard

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pp. 6-

Corydon Postcard

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pp. 7-

Kentuckiana Postcards

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pp. 8-10

Postcard to Robin in Kent, Ohio

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pp. 11-12

Cape House

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pp. 13-16

Cape Cod Postcard

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pp. 17-

Metaphors at Low Tide

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pp. 18-

Postcard from Herring Brook Road

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pp. 19-20

Eastham Postcard

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Sunken Meadow Postcard

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Off-Season

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Provincetown Postcard

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pp. 24-25

East End Postcard

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The Storm

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Postcard from Herring Cove Beach

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Route 1 Postcard

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Menlo Park Postcard

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Mt. San Angelo Postcard

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Country Headache

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Country Erotica

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Country Holiday

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Night Train

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Victoriana

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Southern Postcard

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Gettysburg Postcard

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Appomatox Postcard

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Virginia Postcard

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Lipik Postcard

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Letter from Orahovica

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pp. 44-45

Mostar Postcard

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Hampstead Postcard

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Washington, D.C., Postcard

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Harvard Square Postcard

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pp. 49-50

Back Bay Postcard

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Bay State Road

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Mackinac Island Postcard

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Vermont Postcard

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Niagara Falls Postcard

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Buffalo Postcard

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Delaware Park Postcard

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Two Postcards from Forest Lawn Cemetery

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pp. 58-59

Prairie Postcard

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Lake Forest Postcard

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pp. 61-62

Ragdale Postcard

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pp. 63-

Over

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Maintenon Postcard

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pp. 66-


E-ISBN-13: 9780821441954
Print-ISBN-13: 9780821416563

Publication Year: 2006

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