9780932826732

Home and Other Places

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  • ISBN13:

    9780932826732

  • ISBN10:

    0932826733

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-11-01
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Confessions of a Small Town Writer
Turning 50p. 1
Insecurities of a Product of the Manufactured Worldp. 2
The Writer's Toolsp. 4
Two Hawksp. 5
A Tree Storyp. 6
Pine Treesp. 7
Sarett Nature Center, New Year's Day '98p. 8
Hickory Creek Swampp. 9
My Own Worldp. 10
Weedsp. 12
Picklesp. 14
Talking Handsp. 15
Just Like Newp. 17
The High Seatp. 18
The Simpler Timesp. 19
My Summer Friendsp. 21
Packing Isn't the Hardest Part of Movingp. 22
In the Heat of the Summerp. 24
Homep. 27
It's what I call my "Earth Mother" phasep. 29
Making rhubarb pie with a thirteen-year-oldp. 31
My Momp. 33
A Winter of Sorrowp. 34
Gardening Lessonsp. 35
The Herb Cottagep. 36
Going to My Aunt's Housep. 38
Small Town Lifep. 39
Richland, a Small Boring Townp. 40
Langley Covered Bridge: A Michigan Milestonep. 41
Fishing Off the Pierp. 43
Noon Whistlep. 44
Jovonp. 46
Montep. 48
What taking my son to the army taught me about claustrophobiap. 50
A Father's Expression of Lovep. 52
"Team!"p. 55
Visiting Hourp. 56
My Mother's Cupsp. 58
Grandma'sp. 59
Election Dayp. 60
A Few Good Womenp. 64
American Male Swingsp. 65
My Backyardp. 66
My Bedroomp. 67
The Parkp. 68
Up Northp. 69
Planting and Celebratingp. 70
Venetian Festivalp. 72
Silver Beachp. 73
Taking Back the Pastp. 74
Silver Beachp. 76
Valentine's Day Dancep. 79
Marching Music, a sestinap. 81
How to Marchp. 83
Purity Set to Musicp. 84
Brown (inspired by The Wallflowers' "One Headlight")p. 86
Foggy Mountain Breakdown, a sestinap. 87
Dancin' Home in the '60sp. 89
What The Storms Left Behindp. 91
The Last Bonfirep. 94
The Red Brick Roadp. 98
Hot, Humid Hallsp. 100
One Violet Springp. 101
No Song to Singp. 105
Milton Streetp. 106
The Cloudsp. 108
Where Am I From?p. 109
A Soul's Imagesp. 110
Horse Trainedp. 112
Paint Horsesp. 115
cows outside my windowp. 116
Casinop. 117
Ode to Mrs. Weatherbee's Automatic Sprinklersp. 118
Coming Home to an Empty Housep. 120
Headquarters, Where Your Heart Is (For my brother, Bill)p. 121
No Mountainp. 122
once in Cantonp. 123
Depressionp. 125
kite seasonp. 126
Octoberp. 127
Fun on the Nineteenth Holep. 128
The Linebacker Blitzp. 129
Metamorphosis of a Swimmerp. 131
Brown Fence Ballparkp. 133
It Came From Right Field ... And It Was Nakedp. 135
The Boxp. 137
My First Flightp. 138
Separating Seeds and Gutsp. 139
How I Got My Broken Armp. 141
A Structure of the Heartp. 142
Tiny-Tot-Tumbling Classp. 144
Rockyettep. 145
The Teacher and the Studentp. 146
Eldersp. 147
Constantinep. 149
Uptown Girlp. 153
Summer Memoriesp. 155
Ode to My Placep. 156
Allegan County Fairp. 157
Dear Lovep. 158
How to Ease Your Mindp. 160
Outlined by Rainp. 161
My Town, Not Yoursp. 163
Grand Mere Innp. 165
Contributors' Notesp. 171
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