Honorable Manhood: Poems of Eros and Dust

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Written just after the physical and moral devastation of the Gulf War, Elliot Richman takes as his title a phrase form a letter Sullivan Ballou, a Civil War officer, wrote to this wife on the eve of the battle in which he was killed. This book-length sequence of poems chronicles an illicit affair between a painter and the wife of an Air Force pilot participating in the bombing of Iraq in the Persian Gulf.

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Elliot Richman has published over a thousands poems magazines big and small. In 1993 he was awarded fellowships for his poetry by both the National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts. Poems from this cycle have appeared in Asylum Annual, Bakunin, Libido, The Quarterly, and Yellow Silk, among others. His most recent collection is The World Dancer.

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363 Days Short
Betrayal
The Big Parade
A Billion Scuds Bursting Over Arles
The Breakout
The Burning Cities Of Desire
Chance Meeting
The Children Of Eros & Dust
China Dolls
Collateral Damage
Communion
Corpsman Up
Dawn On The Sixth Day
The Dream Of The Red Brush
The Dust Of The World
Exit Wound
Family Dinner
The Fly
Hellhounds
Holy Water
Homecoming
Honorable Manhood
In Our Time
In The Light From Burning Skulls
The Mantis
The Nighthawk
A November Evening
The Orange Altar
The Painting Lesson
The Phoenix
The Prayer Shawl Of Thighs
The Rapists
Rapture
Ready For Love
The Red Metal Chair
Schwanenlied
Scorpions
Soft And Eternal Peace
The Sunflowers Of Sullivan Ballou
Surgical Strike
The Tap Of Drum For Drill And Dress Parade
The Territory Ahead
The Thousandth And Second Night
Victory
Waiting My Turn In The Pit
The White Mass
Winter
With The Taste Of Blackberries In His Mouth
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