9781882295555

Here, Bullet

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  • ISBN13:

    9781882295555

  • ISBN10:

    1882295552

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Summary

A first-person account of the Iraq War by a solider-poet, winner of the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award.

Table of Contents

A Soldier's Arabic
1(4)
I
The Baghdad Zoo
5(1)
Hwy I
6(1)
In the Leupold Scope
7(1)
The Al Harishma Weapons Market
8(1)
What Every Soldier Should Know
9(2)
The Hurt Locker
11(1)
Observation Post #71
12(1)
Here, Bullet
13(1)
Body Bags
14(1)
AB Negative (The Surgeon's Poem)
15(2)
Two Stories Down
17(1)
Ashbah
18(1)
Into the Elephant Grass
19(1)
Eulogy
20(3)
II
Kirkuk Oilfield, 1927
23(1)
Trowel
24(1)
Where the Telemetries End
25(1)
Autopsy
26(1)
Repatriation Day
27(1)
Najaf, 1820
28(1)
For Vultures: A Dystopia
29(1)
16 Iraqi Policemen
30(1)
Dreams from the Malaria Pills (Barefoot)
31(1)
Katyusha Rockets
32(1)
R&R
33(1)
Dreams from the Malaria Pills (Bosch)
34(1)
How Bright It Is
35(4)
III
Alhazen of Basra
39(1)
Easel
40(1)
Observation Post #798
41(1)
2000 lbs.
42(4)
Dreams from the Malaria Pills (Turner)
46(1)
Curfew
47(4)
IV
Mihrab
51(1)
Milh
52(1)
Gilgamesh, in Fossil Relief
53(1)
Tigris River Blues
54(1)
Ferris Wheel
55(1)
Sadiq
56(1)
Jameel
57(1)
Last Night's Dream
58(1)
Cole's Guitar
59(2)
9-Line Medevac
61(3)
Night in Blue
64(1)
Caravan
65(1)
To Sand
66(3)
Notes 69

Excerpts

Here, Bullet

If a body is what you want,
then here is bone and gristle and flesh.
Here is the clavicle-snapped wish,
the aorta’s opened valves, that leap
thought makes at the synaptic gap.
Here is the adrenaline rush you crave,
that inexorable flight, that insane puncture
into heat and blood. And I dare you to finish
what you’ve started. Because here, Bullet,
here is where I complete the word you bring
hissing through the air, here is where I moan
the barrel’s cold esophagus, triggering
my tongue’s explosives for the rifling I have
inside of me, each twist of the round
spun deeper, because here, Bullet,
here is where the world ends, every time.


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