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The Hemophiliac's Motorcycle

The Hemophiliac's Motorcycle

by Tom Andrews

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Overview

In this second wise and passionate book, Tom Andrews explores illness as a major theme, avoiding sentimentality without being merely confessional. He advances his considerable talent with great strength and forcefulness. The poems ae buoyant with humor and mindful of larger mysteries even as they investigate very personal issues. There is an urgency that is compelling; the work is immersed in the private grief of the speaker without excluding the reader. There is real and hard-won wisdom and intelligence in the poems, offering genuine surprises and delight; their attractive humility is not a pose.


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ISBN-13: 9781587290091
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 04/01/1994
Series: Iowa Poetry Prize
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 89
File size: 146 KB

About the Author

Tom Andrews grew up in Charleston, West Virginia.  His first full-length collection of poems, The Brother's Country,  was selected for the National Poetry Series in 1989 by Charles Wright.  He has also edited a collection of essays on William Stafford.  He lives in Lancaster, Ohio and teaches in the writing program at Ohio University.

Table of Contents

I.
The Hemophiliac's Motorcycle

II.
At Burt Lake
Ars Poetica
Praying with George Herbert in Late Winter
A Visit to the Cathedral
Reading Frank O'Hara in the Hospital
Reading the Tao Te Ching in the Hospital
When Comfort Arrives
Evening Song

III.
Hymniing the Kanawha

IV.
The Codeine Diary
Notes

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