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Stopping by Home (Peregrine Smith poetry series) Paperback – December, 1988


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Huddle's first volume of poetry, Paper Boy ( LJ 2/1/79), received good notices, as did his story collections. Divided into four sections, his second volume of poetry is important because of its sequence of poems about Vietnam. "Tour of Duty" presents, in 18 informal sonnets, a soldier's memory of the war: "I'm forty-six. I was twenty-three then./ I'm here with what I've dreamed or remembered." These episodic narratives color the other three sections, keeping in the reader's mind dislocations the speaker seeks to understand as renewal and reconciliation is approached. "Tour of Duty" compares favorably with the work of W.D. Ehrhart, our leading chronicler in verse of the Vietnam War.
- Vincent D. Balitas, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Air Rifle
At Six We Move From The Study
Bac Ha
Because You See Books Was What
Beer
Christmas Vacation Of 1960, My First Year At The University
Coda
Cousin
Croquet
Dr. Zeno's Laboratory
Duck-footed
The Field
The Front Yard
George
Groceries In The Front Seat
Haircut
Harmonicas Kept Turning Up In Desk Drawers
He Hit Me Once
A History Of The Pets
The House
I Scuttle Out Into The Dark
Icicle
In The Summer In The Hospital
Invention
Kitchen Tables
Music
My Mother Wants Us To Talk. This
Nerves
New York Laundry
Night Comes Down, The Winter Sky
The Phone
Revelation
The School
Short
Smoke
Stopping By Home
Sunday Dinner
Tell Me Whose Parents Don't Get Old
Their Lives In That House Before He Got Too Sick Must Have
Them
Theory
They Say His Hair Turned White. It's True
To Court My Mother He Walked Over To Her House To Play Tenn
Tour Of Duty: Entry
Tour Of Duty: R & R
Transfer
Two Facts
Vermont (2)
Virginia In Early October
Words
Work
Wytheville Hospital, February, 1985
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
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