A Close Reading of the Poetry of John Quinn: Space, Place, Tone, and Narrative

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Pages:172
ISBN:1-4955-1039-5
978-1-4955-1039-7
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"John Quinn is an American of the 20th and of the 21st centuries, though, in which what were once frontiers are now landscapes yet to be mapped by poetic imaginations. The poet roams and wanders from Alaska to Oregon, to the Far West and the Southwest, from Northern Iowa all the way to Henderson, Clark County, Nevada and further south. He also sharpens his individual sense of self and his sense of belonging to a collective American identity by definitions in relation to cultural alterity. " -from the Author's "Introduction"

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction

The Wolf Last Seen

THE LAST CATTLE DRIVE
The Bones of the Men of the Crook County Sheep
Shooters' Association, R.I.P.
The Wolf Last Seen
This Dream of Indians
Above Walton Store
Horse Lake Morning
The Great Log Truck in the Sky
The Trout in Zigzag Creek
The Dark
Canticle for Mike
In Oregon
On the Trail of Ogopogo

SULLIVAN'S COUSIN
How I Didn't Become a Farmer
Tapioca
Stub Yoder
Boring, Oregon 97009
Future Nostalgia
The Man Who Wanted to Grow Mushrooms
Things I didn't Tell Madjid
Whittling
Elegy for Bill Whitaker
Weighmaster
Rabbit Dances
Camouflage in Kan Country

DUST DANCES
Apocalyptic Bricks
Uncertainty
Epithalamium
The Fox
Living in Ahwaz
Six Persian Landscapes
Easy Pie: Avian Poems
Work at the Rookery
Easy Pie in Dublin
Greystones
Hooded Crow
Collared Dove
Ring-Necked Parakeet
Magpie
Raven
Osprey
G.H. Owl
Dusky Canadas
Screech Owl
Mountain Chickadee
Bamboo Partridge
The Japanese Green Pigeon
Bulbuls

THAT KIND OF BEAR: GENUL ACELA DE URS AMBERGRIS
Turned Ermine
Jeff's Bear Stump
The Pika
Certain Places
Santiam Clan's Tree
Valley Fog

PERMAFROST
Mendeltna Creek
White Mountain
Spider Hatch
Night Skiing
Permafrost
Glacier Bear

LOVE AMONG THE ANIMALS
Love Among the Animals
The Woman I Believe in
Rust in an Old Century
Towns with Brick Hotels
The Brinter's Hands
Gimme That Old-Time Religion
Mole Run Metaphysic
What's Left of Promise
The Bison in the Dublin Museum of Natural History

POST READING, PURE AND SIMPLE

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