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Falling Brick Kills Local Man (Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry)

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Falling Brick Kills Local Man is a daring and inventive collection of narrative poems rich with thoughtful and precise language. Mark Kraushaar writes about what moves him, whether that is the war in Iraq, the notion of synchronicity, the retelling of children’s stories, or a problem of recollection. Often inspired by newspaper stories or witnessed scenes, these poems are a refreshingly honest exploration of our interconnected and multifaceted world.
 
 
Finalist, Poetry, Midwest Book Awards

About the Author

Mark Kraushaar is the recipient of Poetry Northwest’s Richard Hugo Award and two Wisconsin Arts Board awards for poetry and has been a finalist for both the Walt Whitman Award and the Juniper Prize. His poems are widely published and have been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2006; Motion: American Sports Poems; Visiting Walt: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Walt Whitman; and Who Are the Rich and Where Do They Live. A registered nurse in adult psychiatry for the past twenty-five years, he has worked as a taxi driver in Boston, a pipe welder in Mississippi, a shoe factory worker in London, England, and an English teacher in Vermont. He lives in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Express   

US Exhaust and Tire   

Gum   

In Line at the Kwik Trip   

Heat   

Water Squirrels   

Dick and Jane   

I Controlled Paul Molitor's Hitting Streak   

Dear Mr. Whitman   

Ray   

Les Waverly: Secrets in Conversation   

Fast Loans   

Personal Reasons   

Twenty-something   

We Choose Our Parents   

The Call   

Wichita 67204   

An Old Story   

Valley Road   

Edward Hopper, Morning Sun 1952   

Chloral Hydrate 500mg May Repeat Times One as Needed for Sleeplessness   

1–900-CHAT   

WWII Plane Found on Moon   

Ming's Imperial Palace, October 1975   

Free Throw   

House of Chong   

Kodachrome   

Road Kill   

Bat Boy Escapes   

Falling Brick Kills Local Man   

Jack   

Schuster   

Unencumbered   

The Message   

Tonight   

Prognostic   

This Is What Happened   

Mantra   

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299230845
Author:
Kraushaar, Mark
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.4 in

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