Stalking Joy (Walt McDonald First-Book Series)

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1997 Winner Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry"A quest, not for fickle happiness, whose pursuit is unworthy, but joy, more durable and much harder won."—Robert A. Fink"A wild, wild ride. Fierce and chancy, passionate and bawdy, Margaret Benbow's exuberant first book is nothing short of rapturous, enrapturing. . . . She's drawn to the hot, the dangerous, the lush, the profuse. Given the choice of angel or bogeyman, she'll take the bogeyman every time."—Ronald Wallace How to Tell a Bird of PreyGirls weighing less than a hundred pounds,girls who look as though they were raised onmilk veal and summer wine,can chew down through the roofand devour whole families. This one wantsthe man: rank and sexy as an old bobcat.She likes his face, that mess of big prize vegetableswith rooty beard and spud chin, red onion cheeksand hot toad tongue: Wonderful things might happen,she reflects, if I kiss a toad.She doesn't see his nose,that crackbrain crackheart beak.She doesn't mark his gaze,beautiful blood in the raptor's eye.

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Artist: Exhibit A
The Bad Review And My Sister
The Blackbird Bride
Bogeyman
Burlesque Night At Le Cave
Cat-burglar
The Champion
Crazy Arms: Earlene Remembers
El Gato: Underground
Executive Secretary: Eileen's Revenge
Fatemark
Fool For Love
The Grocer's Daughter
Hard Freeze For Lyn And Barry
Hornet And Pear
How To Tell A Bird Of Prey
Interview With Carmela
Jake's Last Proverb
Kala
Larson Arson
Laura's Visit To Aunt Lucrece
Letty And The Sinister Synod
May And The Misdiagnosis: Fighting Back
The Mother's Night Thoughts
Out Of Hand
Pheasant
The Philosophy Major's Hair
Photographer
Prodigal And Mother
Punch And Judy
The Queen Of Everything
Racine
Rebuke The Devil
Rose's Farm
Ross's Eyes
Sauna
Scarlet Fever
Silent Star
Stalking Joy
Swan Brother's Sister
Tomato Field
Trial Separation
Upon Learning My Enemy Is Dead
Violencia And The Student
Woman Carrying Twins
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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Margaret Benbow; Robert A Fink
Published by Texas Tech University Press (1997)
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