Editing Sky

Poems

978-1-881515-23-4 Cloth
5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in
72 pp.
Pub Date: 09/01/1999
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Winner of the 1999 Texas Review Poetry Prize.
1999 Texas Review Poetry Prize Winner


Editing Sky


I think of your Apache mother
rubbing you raw with whitewash & pumice.
In trying to bleach herself out of your
smooth tailored skin, you became an even
redder half-Irish. Even before then, blood
had welled around your high cheekbone firmly
pressed to the hardwood stock, lightly butted
with the single shot from a small bore
Twenty-two. Your first buck's last leap...

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