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American bruise : poetry

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Abel, L. Ward
American bruise : poetry
ISBN 9781934795415, 1934795410
(Parallel Press chapbooks)
Madison, Wisconsin: Parallel Press, 2012
56 p. ; 21 cm.

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Contents

[Cover] American Bruise

[Half-title] A Parallel Press chapbook

[Title page] American Bruise, poetry by L. Ward Abel

[Acknowledgement]

[Dedication]

[Contents], pp. [7]-[8]

Leaves, p. 9

Towns like Greenville, p. 10

Lizella, p. 11

Peace is not a place, p. 12

Red clay, p. 13

Three of them ran, p. 14

What's left of the plantation, p. 15

Something good has come from rotting, p. 16

Walk, pp. 17-21

Water and night, p. 22

A place that feels remote, p. 23

Winging the watersheds, p. 24

Dead, p. 25

Birds won't nest in the sky, p. 26

Red crow, p. 27

Portal fear, p. 28

I was once a painter, p. 29

A watering, p. 30

Dithyramb, p. 31

The viewing, p. 32

Names, p. 33

Lincoln, p. 34

Charles Laughton, p. 35

Shirley Horn, p. 36

Miles refused to die, p. 37

Joseph Cotton, p. 38

Hope and Art Tatum, p. 39

Summer, such as it has become, p. 40

Session, p. 41

Appliance, in the river, p. 42

Ray, with Tess, p. 43

Regret, p. 44

Geometry, p. 45

Wine, p. 46

Fifty, p. 47

Crazy, p. 48

East wing September, p. 49

Tunnel, p. 50

Sunday, after the snow, p. 51

We, p. 52

Along the river road, p. 53

Somewhere, p. 54

And long live that dream, p. 55

[Author bio], p. 56

[Cover], pp. 57-58


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