- Series: Phoenix Poets
- Hardcover: 100 pages
- Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (March 14, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0226527972
- ISBN-13: 978-0226527970
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,777,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Kirkus Reviews
paper 0-226-52780-0 This slight volume by the Millsaps College professor, with its semi-formal verse, strikes a generally elegiac tone while brooding over the conflicts of being gay, southern, and religious. Word, in particular, sets the absolutist anti-gay sentiments of the Baptist South in the historical context of justifying slavery, and imagines suicide as one sad solution. Quieter poems create a collage of memories: doing farm chores with his father, his father cleaning corn husks for kindling, dressing chickens with his grandmother. The barnyard violence of Original Sin intrudes on an idyll of drinking fresh milk from the source, and the poet begins his deathwatches for friends and relatives, from stroke, old age, and AIDS. Northern places provide natural solace also, from clam-digging in New England to the image of an abandoned glass house, merging with its surroundings. Homosexuality here means both the sadness of a young boy exploited by his predatory teacher (Poem) and the lusts of an adult for a muscular, bare chested but wild Panhandler. At worst, student-profound, Millers modest verse occasionally rises to a hymnlike beauty. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Fire Flowers: 1
Fire Flowers: 2
Fire Flowers: 3
Fire Flowers: 4
Fire Flowers: 5
From The Museum
The Golden Gate
In A Time Of Plague
Intensive Caer Waiting Room
Meditation At Land's End: 1
Meditation At Land's End: 2
Meditation At Land's End: 3
Meditation At Land's End: 4
Meditation At Land's End: 5
Meditation At Land's End: 6
Meditation At Land's End: 7
Poem: 2. A Dream
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
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