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Author Starkey, David.

Title Starkey's book of states / poetry by David Starkey ; drawings by Rafael Perea de la Cabada.

Publication Info. Raleigh, NC : Boson Books, [2007]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 93 pages) : illustrations
Summary From North Dakota, where "emptiness / takes up a lot / of space," to Alabama, where a mother offers "nothing / Less than plenty," David Starkey's poems mark him as nothing less than a "fool / For life." His book gives us a fireworks display of creativity as varied and strange as the states it conjures. We scoot along here in a word-RV bound for just about everywhere, from North Carolina, which possesses, so Starkey claims, an atomic peanut (while Texas doesn't, but provides blowing sage) to D.C., memorable for kids in the backseat who won't shut up, to Connecticut centered on "publish or perish" at Yale. The wonders here depend on constant shifts of focus: sometimes the poems inhabit personae -- Thoreau, Sojourner Truth, Elvis (not in Tennessee but in Wisconsin) -- sometimes they speak for the poet as memoir; always they surprise and thrill with their oddity of attack, their tart-voiced fearlessness, their range of subject as vast as the great country they so fully evoke. -- Barry Spacks, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate.
Note Excludes drawings contained in the original.
Contents Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; E-Z Off / E-Z On; SOUTH; NORTHEAST; MIDWEST; WEST.
Note Print version record.
Subject U.S. states -- Poetry.
United States -- Description and travel -- Poetry.
United States -- Social life and customs -- Poetry.
FICTION -- General.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst01160235
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Added Author Perea de la Cabada, Rafael.
Other Form: Print version: Starkey, David. Starkey's Book of States. Raleigh : Boson Books, ©2007
ISBN 9781886420212 (electronic bk.)
1886420211 (electronic bk.)
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