David Shumate's High Water Mark: Prose Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) PDF

By David Shumate

ISBN-10: 0822958589

ISBN-13: 9780822958581

Everyday mindreading, a home jam-packed with Buddhas, and the papaya smell of the soul. An interview with Custer at a spot of his deciding on, “probably a steakhouse.” the facility of canine to sniff the uncool.

Hitler's barber imagines what could have been if in simple terms he'd leaned his weight into the razor. An oblivious Coronado narrowly avoids an ambush at the American plains. Freud lecherously lifts the skirt of a Mexican housekeeper who has some distance an excessive amount of paintings to be troubled by means of “a pillar of contemporary suggestion. or simply a few soiled previous man.”

In lesser fingers such disparate parts may well fly wildly uncontrolled. yet in David Shumate's understated, fabulous prose poems, they arrive jointly in miraculously brilliant riffs.

The narrator of the identify poem rhapsodizes, “I would not brain seeing one other solid flood sooner than I die. it has been dry for many years. subsequent time i believe i will simply allow pass and flow downstream and spot the place I finish up.” Shumate's deft and clean assortment takes us to outstanding locations with its plainspoken meditations.

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