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Author Tolides, Tryfon.

Title An almost pure empty walking / Tryfon Tolides.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  811 TOL    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  811.6 TOL    Lost and Paid
Description viii, 66 pages ; 23 cm.
Series The national poetry series
National poetry series.
Contents Immigrant -- Almond tree -- Circus -- The first thing : Ousia -- Etymological -- All summer -- The mouse and the human -- Surveillance -- Where you will end up -- Something inside myself keeps me -- Calm spring day -- In New York City -- From Mount Athos -- Delivery -- The package store -- Praying or love poem -- I have two white stones -- The third one -- Bone marrow biopsy -- A doctor's analogy -- The tree -- I tell her what I know -- Returning from Greece -- The man with the flying car -- Meeting -- Not for a reason -- No matter what -- Love note -- A perfect day -- Watering -- Siesta -- Agora -- Commerce -- Magic voice -- More sense -- The little box as less than absolute.
Summary "In his debut collection, Tryfon Tolides weaves together poems that speak of desire, loss, and small joys. Tolides was born in a tiny village in Greece and his work is rooted in the mountains and wind and the deep interior of that place; his poems express a longing and a searching for peace, for home, for beauty, for escape. These poems constitute a lament, whether they concern themselves with the difficulties of assimilation or the question of whether it is possible for people to live with one another in a spirit of true understanding. They prove that the physical and the metaphysical can share residence, can even be one and the same."--Jacket.
Other Form: Online version: Tolides, Tryfon. Almost pure empty walking. New York : Penguin Books, 2006 (OCoLC)607647972
ISBN 0143037099
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