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What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison

Camille Dungy

Publication Year: 2006

What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison is Camille Dungy's first collection of poetry.

Published by: Red Hen Press

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Acknowledgments

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pp. 3-8

Contents

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pp. 9-14

Language

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pp. 15-16

Part 1. Under the Blue Flame . . .

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pp. 17-18

How Quickly He Went

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p. 19-19

Concordance

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p. 20-20

Before My History Classes

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p. 21-21

Depression

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p. 22-22

Vo-Tech

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p. 23-23

Pity

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p. 24-24

From Someplace

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p. 25-25

Appearances

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pp. 26-27

In His Library

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p. 28-28

First Fire

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p. 29-29

Visiting Springfield in Winter

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p. 30-30

Lament

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pp. 31-34

long time gone, long time yet to come

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pp. 35-36

Part 2. Swing Out on My Road . . .

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pp. 37-38

Requiem

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p. 39-39

black spoon

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p. 40-40

Annunciation

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p. 41-41

Jacob’s Ladder, Jacob Lawrence

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p. 42-42

Black Boy

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p. 43-43

What You Want

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p. 44-44

Got

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pp. 45-46

Sinner, don’t you weep

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p. 47-47

We were two rooms of one timber, but I left that place alone

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p. 48-48

How She Didn’t Say It

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p. 49-49

The Abattoir

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p. 50-50

To Put Things Right

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p. 51-51

How It Happened

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p. 52-52

Here’s $100, ’cause i’ll be coming back the other way

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pp. 53-56

Fear

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pp. 57-58

Part 3. Contraband . . .

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pp. 59-60

Farm Bureau Advisor

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p. 61-61

Free Masons at the Door

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p. 62-62

Preacher Was a Stern Woman’s Son

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p. 63-63

Chore Song

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p. 64-64

At the Alpha Phi Alpha Ball

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p. 65-65

Ark

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p. 66-66

My Grandmother Takes the Youth Group to Services

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p. 67-67

The Preacher’s Wife Speaks at the Dunbar High School Commencement

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p. 68-68

Let the People Worship as They Will

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p. 69-69

Book Smart

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p. 70-70

Cleaning

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p. 71-71

The Preachers Eat Out

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p. 72-72

Greyhound to Baton Rouge

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p. 73-73

Service Station, Tennessee

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p. 74-74

Home Going

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p. 75-75

After Applying to Harvard, Colgate, Yale

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pp. 76-78

What to Eat, and What to Drink, and What to Leave for Poison

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pp. 79-86

About the Author

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pp. 87-88


E-ISBN-13: 9781597096812
Print-ISBN-13: 9781597090001

Page Count: 88
Publication Year: 2006

Edition: First

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