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Requiem for the orchard, Oliver de la Paz, (electronic resource)

Label
Requiem for the orchard
Title
Requiem for the orchard
Statement of responsibility
Oliver de la Paz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
These are vivid, visceral poems about coming of age in a place where the Ferris Wheel/ was the tallest thing in the valley, where a boy would learn to fire a shotgun at nine and wring a chicken's neck/ with one hand by twirling the bird and whipping it straight like a towel. Looking back, the poet wrestles with the meaning of labor in the apple orchards and the filthy dollars we'd wad into our pockets, or the rites of passage that included sinking a knife into the flank of a dead chestnut horse. In spite of such hardscrabble cruelties-or because of them-there is also a real tenderness in these poems, the revelations of bliss driving along an empty highway like opening a heavy book, / letting the pages feather themselves and finding a dried flower. In line after line, poem after poem, there is an immersion in the realm of the senses. The poet has a gift for rendering his world in cinematic images: a ten-gallon hat on his head in the second grade is an upside down chandelier; carnival workers snarl into the darkness on their borrowed Harleys. In short, these poems are the stuff of life itself, ugly and beautiful, wherever or whenever we happen to live it.-Martn Espada
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Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
811/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E114
LC item number
R47 2010eb
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Freading eBooks
  • Akron series in poetry
Target audience
adult
Requiem for the orchard, Oliver de la Paz, (electronic resource)
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Requiem for the orchard, Oliver de la Paz, (electronic resource)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn746598387
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 88 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781937378141
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613160577
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f746598387
  • (CaAE) f746598387

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