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Why Dogs Stopped Flying
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The solid rightness of image after image in Ken Brewer’s poetry was never better than in Why Dogs Stopped Flying. His familiar style is plain-spoken, his humor reliable and
self-ironic.  Yet, in this collection perhaps more than his earlier work, the particularity of the poet’s insight into the physical world and the warmth of his affection for it combine
to create an unexpected transcendence. Beasts and bodies are transformed in his lines, and our dim, unremarkable lives on this shadowed earth become somehow more
luminous—small words to the moon, small suns opening in the dark.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 4-7
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. 8-13
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  1. WHY DOGS STOPPED FLYING
  2. pp. 14-14
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  1. BELTED GALLOWAYS
  2. pp. 15-15
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  1. BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS
  2. pp. 16-16
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  1. BROTHER SLUG
  2. pp. 17-17
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  1. CAT
  2. pp. 18-18
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  1. CHICKADEE DRIVE-IN
  2. pp. 19-19
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  1. COYOTE ON A CLOUD OF NITROGEN
  2. pp. 20-20
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  1. CURL
  2. pp. 21-23
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  1. DERMATOPHAGOIDES
  2. pp. 24-24
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  1. FIELD GUIDE
  2. pp. 25-25
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  1. FISHING BEFORE THE FROST
  2. pp. 26-26
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  1. FOX AT PLAY
  2. pp. 27-27
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  1. GOAT’S MILK
  2. pp. 28-28
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  1. GOLDENROD SPIDER
  2. pp. 29-29
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  1. GREAT SPANGLED FRITILLARY
  2. pp. 30-30
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  1. HENSLOW’ S S PARROW
  2. pp. 31-31
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  1. HOME
  2. pp. 32-32
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  1. HOW TO TRAIN A HORSE TO BURN
  2. pp. 33-33
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  1. LARGEST LIVING ORGANISM ON EARTH
  2. pp. 34-34
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  1. LEARNING TO DRAW
  2. pp. 35-35
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  1. LOONS
  2. pp. 36-38
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  1. MAGPIE SPRINGS
  2. pp. 39-39
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  1. MARTHA (1 SEPTEMBER 1914)
  2. pp. 40-40
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  1. MOURNING CLOAK
  2. pp. 41-41
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  1. “NOW THE SUN HAS COME TO EARTH”
  2. pp. 42-43
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  1. OLD FENCES
  2. pp. 44-44
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  1. SCARLETT PENSTEMON
  2. pp. 45-45
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  1. SHEEP
  2. pp. 46-46
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  1. SOLITARY VIREO
  2. pp. 47-47
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  1. THE COURAGE OF FROGS
  2. pp. 48-48
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  1. THE DIGNITY OF COCKROACHES
  2. pp. 49-49
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  1. THE MANY BEINGS
  2. pp. 50-50
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  1. THE SILLIEST DEBATE
  2. pp. 51-51
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  1. THE TARANTULA HAWK
  2. pp. 52-52
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  1. WATCHING THE WATERFALL
  2. pp. 53-53
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  1. WHAT HAPPENS TO PANSIES IN UTAH
  2. pp. 54-54
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  1. WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE JOSHUA FOREST
  2. pp. 55-55
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  1. AFTER THE BIG BANG
  2. pp. 56-56
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