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Now, here’s a little bit more about the poems in the collection.
Four poems have been previously published in literary magazines:
“Pheasant on a Postcard from Iowa City” was published in The Chronogram.
(Click to read the poem)
“The Best Week” and “Chinese Parsley” were published in Glassworks.
(Click to view the issue online. The poems are on pages 28 and 29.)
“In Times Like These” was published in the South Dakota Review.
If you’re wondering what some of the poems are “about,” here are some hints. There are poems “about” mistaken identity (“We Stop on the Hiking Trail to Observe the Sleeping Doe”), stir fry and cilantro (“The Best Week” and “Chinese Parsley”), AK-47s (“Against Epiphany”), neutrinos and electrons (“For a Moment I Thought It Might Really Have Happened” and “The Cottage at Pheasant Lake”), gin and tonics (“A Place for His Toothbrush”), uncomfortable barcaloungers (“To the College Students Stuffed Uneasiliy into Their Easy Chair”), toilets that won’t flush (“The Second Year”) and eating holiday dinner at the kids table (“Uncle Bwendan”).
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