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Yellowrocket : poems

Author: Todd Boss
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Todd Boss' first collection of poems, set in rural Wisconsin, features a benighted childhood farm, the storm whose "dark musings" destroyed it, and the turbulence of daily life in its many guises. These are poems to rouse and overturn our expectations. Whether they're dealing with a rural youth, the tensions of marriage, or the loneliness of disappointment, a zest for life hums beneath the surface."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boss, Todd.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Boss
ISBN: 9780393067682 0393067688 9780393338348 0393338347
OCLC Number: 227016800
Description: 121 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Ruin --
Yellowrocket --
Blessed with Trump and Wild --
How It Must Have Been for Him --
Another Hand --
Wood Burning --
The Plat Book --
Jimmy Stewart Reading Winnie-the-Pooh on RCA Camden Hi-Fidelity --
Why I'll Never Be an Artist --
Inventory --
Advance --
Not Crash, Nor Roar --
Turbulence: Three Exercises --
In the Morning We Found --
As in a Sudden Downpour, When --
The Trees --
They Were Once Good Men --
The Issue --
The World Does Not Belong to You, Though You Belong to the World --
The Hush of the Very Good --
More So --
Don't Come Home --
Tangled Hangers and All --
Wish --
The Deeper the Dictionary --
Mess --
Six Nights in a Hotel --
They Thought They Knew Me Here --
The Wallpaper --
My House Is Small and Almost --
To Be Alone Again in the Thick Skin --
Patiently, the Partial Brides --
She Rings Me Up --
Worst Work --
The Truth --
What Yesterday Appeared a Scar --
A Man Stares into the Same Painting Day after Day --
Things, Like Dogs --
My Son Climbs In --
Ere We Are Aware --
Nocturne --
Chimney --
White Ash Goes Up at a Touch --
Icicles --
To Wind a Mechanical Toy --
Constellations --
The Day Un-Dims --
My Son Puts His Pants On Backwards --
My Joy Doubled --
The Day Is Gray and the Lake --
How Smokes the Smolder --
A Deer --
To a Wild Rose --
One Can Miss Mountains --
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"Boss's writing aches with subtle music, insight, and clear-sighted compassion... If you only buy one book of poetry this year, make it Yellowrocket." -- Christian Science Monitor "Like Frost, Todd Read more...

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