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Men Holding Eggs Paperback – January 1, 2004
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Here are poems that capture the violence and fragility of men's lives in one sharp intake of breath. -- Donald Platt
Men Holding Eggs is complete, full and rich. The writing is gorgeous and masterful. -- Li-Young Lee
This is life in awe of the senses. -- Patricia Henley
About the Author
Henry Hughes grew up on Long Island, New York. After completing an MA in Creative Writing at Purdue University in 1990, he spent five years working in Japan and China. Hughes is an active traveler, fisherman and literary critic. He teaches in the English department at Western Oregon University.
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Being a native Long Islander I was especially drawn to poems such as "Captain Frank, "Old Field Point," "Working on the Cable Team," and "Music for the Shark." The thoughtful imagery easily brought me back to my childhood, sweaty summer jobs and those wonderful hours fishing, smelling the salt air of the marshes and bays of the north shore.
I was also intrigued by the title poem, "Men Holding Eggs," as it describes an older brother's sense of delicate wonder over the responsibility to protect the fragile people and objects in his life. "The Tree House" was a very moving ode to the speaker's mother who died young, and the realities of growing up.
This is an accessible book of poetry that both men and women alike can enjoy!
being either exaggerated praise for or enthnocentric criticism against the host country. Hughes finds much beauty in Japan and China, but he also tells you straight when something is disturbing or ugly. I trust these poems.