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Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, Kim Dower’s poetry is quirky, dark, sexy, disarmingly candid, funny, and moving. In Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave, she explores all the colors in the landscape of death and its intersections with love, longing, obsession, sadness, joy, and beauty, revealing hidden truths with devastating honesty. She’s a poet who seamlessly combines hilarity and despair, and her fourth collection—heartbreaking, soaring, sad, and wise—bravely imagines another life beyond the one we all know. From their alluring titles to their haunting last lines, the poems in Kim Dower’s newest collection soothe, terrify, and always surprise, revealing the extraordinary within the ordinary—death flipped inside out.

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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Dedication
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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave
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  1. I
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  1. He said I wrote about death,
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  1. Copyright page
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  1. If you see a crib
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Appliances
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  1. Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave
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  1. Unruly Aura
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  1. The Rockettes
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  1. I
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  1. Thirst
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  1. He said I wrote about death,
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  1. How I Spent My Summer Vacation
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  1. If you see a crib
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  1. What it Means When You Dream You Bought a Red Cadillac
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  1. Appliances
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  1. Family Wearing Pajamas Runs Across the Tennis Court in Plummer Park
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  1. Unruly Aura
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  1. She’s never trusted happiness
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  1. The Rockettes
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  1. Ink
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  1. Thirst
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  1. I Can Always Tell When Someone Makes a Good Snack
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  1. How I Spent My Summer Vacation
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  1. Townies
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  1. What it Means When You Dream You Bought a Red Cadillac
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  1. LAX to FLL
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  1. Family Wearing Pajamas Runs Across the Tennis Court in Plummer Park
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  1. Daughter Suspects Dead Mother of Stealing Her Shoes
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  1. She’s never trusted happiness
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  1. Puzzle
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  1. Ink
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  1. They gave him a manual
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  1. I Can Always Tell When Someone Makes a Good Snack
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  1. The Right Tool for the Job
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  1. Townies
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  1. In the Moment
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  1. LAX to FLL
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  1. Everybody Loves Dinner
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  1. Daughter Suspects Dead Mother of Stealing Her Shoes
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  1. The Echo of Love
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  1. Puzzle
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  1. The Misunderstood Color
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  1. They gave him a manual
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  1. The Bunny Mother
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  1. Could You Love Me Madly?
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  1. In the Moment
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  1. II
  1. Everybody Loves Dinner
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  1. Naming the Puppy
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  1. The Echo of Love
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  1. If You Give a Mouse a Mantra
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  1. The Misunderstood Color
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  1. Dogs and Poetry
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  1. The Bunny Mother
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  1. The Secret Afterlife of Bees
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  1. Could You Love Me Madly?
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  1. Lives
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  1. II
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  1. Gwen is Scared of the Wooden Fish
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  1. Progress
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  1. If You Give a Mouse a Mantra
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  1. It’s So Hot, I’m Getting Stupid
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  1. Dogs and Poetry
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  1. Mourning
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  1. The Secret Afterlife of Bees
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  1. A Kinder Death
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  1. Lives
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  1. Confessions of a Butterfly
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  1. Gwen is Scared of the Wooden Fish
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  1. Cooper’s Hawks
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  1. Progress
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  1. Bee Sting
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  1. It’s So Hot, I’m Getting Stupid
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  1. Gwen is Scared of the Lemon
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  1. Mourning
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  1. Risk
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  1. A Kinder Death
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  1. Love Hurts
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  1. Confessions of a Butterfly
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  1. Anybody’s Animal
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  1. Cooper’s Hawks
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  1. I Am My Own Transgender Fetus
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  1. Bee Sting
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  1. III
  1. Gwen is Scared of the Lemon
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  1. Alternative Facts
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  1. Risk
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  1. Shoplifting
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  1. Love Hurts
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  1. The Delivery Man
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  1. Anybody’s Animal
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  1. Happy Hour
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  1. I Am My Own Transgender Fetus
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  1. Divers Search Lake for Killers’ Secrets
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  1. III
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  1. Marg
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  1. Alternative Facts
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  1. Eavesdropping on Her Neighbors
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  1. Shoplifting
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  1. Accomplishment
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  1. The Delivery Man
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  1. Dubonnet
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  1. Happy Hour
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  1. Making Coffee
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  1. Divers Search Lake for Killers’ Secrets
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  1. Berry & Barris
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  1. Marg
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  1. Maker’s Mark
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  1. Eavesdropping on Her Neighbors
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  1. Routine Physical
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  1. Accomplishment
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  1. Conversation with a Stranger
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  1. Dubonnet
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  1. Slib
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  1. Making Coffee
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  1. Dead Tired
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  1. Berry & Barris
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  1. Letter to My Son
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  1. Maker’s Mark
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  1. Lunchtime Stroll
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  1. Routine Physical
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  1. Late September
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  1. Conversation with a Stranger
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  1. “We are like no one elsein the world,”
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  1. Slib
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  1. Completion
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  1. Dead Tired
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  1. Searching for Your Photo
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  1. Letter to My Son
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  1. Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave
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  1. Lunchtime Stroll
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  1. Biographical Note
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  1. Late September
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  1. “We are like no one else in the world,”
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  1. Completion
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  1. Searching for Your Photo
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  1. Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave
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  1. Biographical note
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597096225
Related ISBN
9781597096218
MARC Record
OCLC
1127957780
Pages
104
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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