Model of a City in Civil War

Model of a City in Civil War

by Adam Day


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Men carry a mattress retrieved from a dumpster past the flooded foundations of an unfinished high-rise, an old woman catches a pigeon in the folds of her dress the dead smile and rise from swimming pools or stand at attention on stamps. The landscape can't believe it's real—there is no ground beneath it, like what mirrors do.

Adam Day is the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Society of America and Kentucky Arts Council, and a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His work has appeared in Boston Review , the Kenyon Review , American Poetry Review , AGNI , the Iowa Review , and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941411025
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Adam Day: Adam Day is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, a PEN Emerging Writers Award, and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. His work has appeared in  Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, AGNI, The Iowa Review, and others.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Before the War 3

Model of a City in Civil War 4

Combine 5

Anoosh's Obituary for Himself, to His Son 10

Winter Nights 11

Hiding Again, in London 12

Sleeping with Uncle Lester 14

The Leaving 15

Winter Inventory 16

Water from the Same Source 17

Elebade 18

Blind Attis 19

Smoke 21

Time Away 22

The Children, the Grass 24

Undercover 25

Apprehended at a Distance 29

Snow in a Brick Courtyard 30

Winter Fever 31

The Cow 32

The Insomniac 33

We Lived Above the Key Shop 34

Clean Lines, Diffuse Lighting 36

Coming in at Night 37

Washing the Old Man 39

He Speaks of Old Age 40

His Dementia 42

In Mourning 43

Now and Forever 44

Fårö 45

The Kinghorse Butchertown Brawl 46

Dakota 47

A Polite History 48

The Revolution 49

Diorama-(Scarlet and Liver) 50

Sarclet 54

The Mayor in Sky-Blue Socks 55

The Birthday Party 56

A Strapping Boy 57

Orr's Island 58

Unease 59

Comportment 60

Condensation Cube 61

Notes 63

The author 67

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