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Karla K. Morton

New and Selected Poems

Karla K. Morton

Publication Year: 2010

As the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, Karla K. Morton believes that poetry is every man’s art, and has carved her place in Texas Letters with this stunning collection. Her poems take you on a journey; her flowing, storytelling style sparks memories and stirs emotions.  This beautiful, linen hardbound book is a word-lover’s dream.

Published by: TCU Press

Title Page

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pp. iii-

Copyright

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pp. iv-

Table of Contents

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pp. vii-ix

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Introduction

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pp. 1-3

The power of language has long fascinated karla morton. Her love of poetry began in grade school and continues in every book she writes. Currently, she is traveling on her Little Town, Texas Tour, as part of her appointment as Texas State Poet Laureate...

Alamo Coastline

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Searching for Ascension

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For Love and Michelangelo

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Becoming Superman

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Charm Bracelet

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Stone-Faced Men

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Where Moonlight Cannot Tread

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Bursting into Snowflakes

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Electronic Quills

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Superman’s Birthday

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Don’t Be Nervous

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Sailor’s Delight

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pp. 17-18

Pictographs

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The Real Story of How Quanah Parker Brought the Wisdom of Jesus Christ to Native Americans

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Still Wild

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Wildfire DNA

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Wild Pecans

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What Clings to the Back of the Spoon

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Tumbleweed Philosophy

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Smoke Rings over Wichita County

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Graveside in Sanger

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Bad Theology

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Christmas at Love Field

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TheMonarch and Her Mistress

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Confessions of a Laundromat Junkie

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Shattering the Ordinary (a Superman shadorma)

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Indian Blood

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Inside Fat Quarters

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Longhorned Angels

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When Texas No Longer Fits in the Glove Box

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Gypsy Envy

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On the Podium

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a.k.a. Elvis

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Arachnid Platoon

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Horse Latitudes

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Clark and theWolves

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San Nicola Intercessions

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Death and Soapboxes, Aisle 5

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The Closer

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Phobic

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Hanging On

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After

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After the Floods in Gainesville

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Topless Cocktails Dancing Nightly

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Water

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Meeting Tim

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The Tightening. The Loosening

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Memoirs of a Neighbour: The Moment Frost and I Became Friends

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Clearing out the Irises

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pp. 63-64

The New Hardscrabble

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Dead Coyote Detour

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pp. 66-

Why God Needs a Shotgun

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pp. 67-

If Only the Iceman Could Have Learned to Drive

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pp. 68-69

Caliche Dust

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Retirement: No Maydays

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pp. 72-73

Living Close to DFW Airport, September 12, 2001

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Stranded

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Persistence

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pp. 76-77

Fry Street Saints

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Woman in the Pipe Shop

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Coming of Age

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Picking up the Accent

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pp. 81-82

Acknowledgments

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pp. 83-84

About the Author

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E-ISBN-13: 9780875654478
E-ISBN-10: 0875654479
Print-ISBN-13: 9780875654140
Print-ISBN-10: 0875654142

Page Count: 96
Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1
Series Title: TCU Texas Poet Laureate Series

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