9780060935108

Road Atlas: Prose & Other Poems

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060935108

  • ISBN10:

    0060935103

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

From Brazil to Manitoba, Las Vegas to Miami Beach, 1999 MacArthur Fellow Campbell McGrath charts a poetics of place and everyday experience. Road Atlas is personal, provocative and accessible -- the finest work yet from "the most Swiftian poet of his generation" (David Biespiel, Hungry Mind Review).

Author Biography

Campbell McGrath is the author of three previous full-length collections: Capitalism, American Noise, and Spring Comes to Chicago. His recent awards include the Kingsley Tufts Prize, the Cohen Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Witter-Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress in association with the Poet Laureate. McGrath teaches creative writing at Florida International University and lives in Miami Beach with his wife and two sons.

Table of Contents

The Prose Poem
1(4)
Plums
5(2)
Baker, California
7(3)
Yogurt & Clementines
10(1)
Praia dos Orixas
11(4)
Port Olry
15(1)
Dinosaurs
16(3)
Rice & Beans
19(1)
El Balserito
20(2)
The Gulf
22(2)
A Dove
24(3)
Sylvia Plath
27(2)
Biscayne Boulevard
29(4)
Amsterdam
33(3)
Albergo Santa Restituta
36(1)
Mountainair, New Mexico
37(1)
Hunger
38(7)
A Letter to James Wright
45(8)
Manitoba
53(1)
Las Vegas
54(3)
Elvis Impersonators' Day, Gulfstream Park
57(2)
Jimmy Buffett
59(4)
Capitalist Poem #42
63(1)
A Map of Dodge County, Wisconsin
64(1)
Four Clouds Like the Irish in Memory
65(2)
Tabernacle, New Jersey
67(3)
The Wreck
70(1)
Campbell McGrath
71

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