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Club Icarus

Matt Miller

Publication Year: 2013

Matt W. Miller was born and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He earned a BA at Yale University, where he also played varsity football, and his MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. His poems have appeared in Slate, Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, Third Coast, and other journals. His first book, Cameo Diner: Poems, was published in 2005. A Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University , Miller has been nominated for five Pushcart Prizes. Currently, he is an instructor of English and a football coach at Philips Exeter Academy. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, with his wife and their children.

Published by: University of North Texas Press

Cover

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p. 1-1

Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quotes

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

I owe a debt of gratitude to many people for their critical feedback and encouragement during the writing of this book including Todd Hearon, Ralph Sneeden, Brooks Moriarty, Rusty Dolleman, Jill McDonough, Lundy Smith, Kelly Flynn, Joanna Ro, Mercy Carbonell, Joseph Hurka, Evan Boland, W. S. Di Piero, ...

Part I

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pp. 1-12

The Beauty of a Nail

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pp. 2-13

Ballistics

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pp. 3-4

Tuggin’

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pp. 5-6

Pall Bearers

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pp. 7-8

Descent of Man

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pp. 9-20

Deciduous

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pp. 10-21

Feeding

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pp. 11-12

The Whale

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pp. 13-24

Exempli Gratia

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pp. 14-25

Studies Show

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pp. 15-16

Part II

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pp. 17-28

Under a Bridge

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pp. 18-29

Wahine

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pp. 19-20

Aruba, One Happy Island

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pp. 21-32

Partus

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pp. 22-23

Old Lad in the Castle

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pp. 24-35

Candy Land

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pp. 25-36

A Taking Out

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pp. 26-37

Draglines

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pp. 27-28

The Devil Watches the New Idol Tryouts

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pp. 29-30

Consider

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pp. 31-42

Club Icarus

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pp. 32-43

Part III

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pp. 33-44

A Democracy of Devils

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pp. 34-36

Triggers

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pp. 37-38

Blind Man

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pp. 39-50

Paradoxical Undressing

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pp. 40-51

Corrections

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pp. 41-52

Like Superman

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pp. 42-53

See You In the Funny Pages

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pp. 43-54

The Best Defense

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pp. 44-45

True Story

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pp. 46-57

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Asante

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pp. 47-48

...said a smile and a cigarette and a bright sun through the pines.Asante, he told a friend but not his sons he was sick of fighting.grandmother—102!—breathe herself to death her lips pulled back...

Part IV

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pp. 49-60

A Murmur of Birds

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pp. 50-61

Mortician’s Ball

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pp. 51-52

12 oz. Koozie

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pp. 53-64

Icarian

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pp. 54-65

Water Hazard

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pp. 55-66

Birding

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pp. 56-57

Kettle of Fish

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pp. 58-59

Middle Flight

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pp. 60-61

In the Bones

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pp. 62-63

Still Falling

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pp. 64-65

Ashes

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pp. 66-77

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Praise for Previous Winners of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

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pp. 67-69

“Playful and soulful, buoyant and mordant, snazzy and savvy—Caki Wilkinson’s poems pull out all the stops, and revel in making the old mother tongue sound like a bright young thing. Lend her your ears and you’ll hear American lyric moxie in all its abounding gusto and lapidary glory, making itself new all over again.” ...


E-ISBN-13: 9781574415148
Print-ISBN-13: 9781574415049

Page Count: 80
Publication Year: 2013

Series Title: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

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  • Fathers and sons -- United States -- Poetry.
  • Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Poetry.
  • Caregivers -- United States -- Poetry.
  • Poetry -- lcgft.
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