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Author Smith, Bruce, 1946-

Title Devotions / Bruce Smith.

Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (88 pages).
Series Phoenix poets series
Phoenix poets.
Contents Cover13; -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Devotion: Coin-op -- Devotion: H246;rlust -- Devotion: New York, July -- Devotion: thirst reduction -- Devotion: Redshift -- Devotion: Smoke -- Devotion: High School -- Devotion: Hunan House -- Devotion: Soup -- Devotion: Fort Drum -- Devotion: Medea -- Devotion: Red Roof Inn -- Devotion: Guitar -- Devotion: The Burnt-Over District -- Devotion: Dub -- Devotion: Obbligato -- Devotion: Rent -- Devotion: Dizzy Gillespie -- Devotion: Js Dream -- Devotion: Al Green -- Devotion: Paris -- Devotion: Contraband -- Devotion: New York, 1970 -- Devotion: Josephine P -- Devotion: Changeling -- Devotion: The Garment District -- Devotion: Wuthering heights -- Devotion: Sleep -- Devotion: Bus To Utica -- Devotion: Providence -- Devotion: Syracuse -- Devotion: Syracuse en Rose -- Devotion: Dress -- Devotion: Closer -- Devotion: Flight -- Devotion: Ode -- Devotion: October -- Devotion: Amerika -- Devotion: Rimbaud -- Devotion: The Game -- Devotion: Baseball -- Devotion: X -- Devotion: Infant Joy -- Devotion: Infant Sorrow -- Devotion: The Republic -- Devotion: Active Shooter Protocol -- Devotion: Car Wreck -- Devotion: Nature -- Devotion: The Insects -- Devotion: Dusk -- Devotion: Race Traitor -- Devotion: Futurismo -- Devotion: Sun -- Devotion: Midrash -- Devotion: Crows -- Devotion: Roman -- Devotion: The Unbidden -- Devotion: Fly.
Summary In the hands of Bruce Smith, devotions are momentary stops to listen to the motor of history. They are meditations and provocations. They are messages received from the chatter of the street and from transmissions as distant as Memphis and al-Mansur. Bulletins and interruptions come from brutal elsewheres and from the interior where music puts electrodes on the body to take an EKG. These poems visit high schools, laundromats, motels, films, and dreams in order to measure the American hunger and thirst. They are interested in the things we profess to hold most dear as well as whats unspoken and unbidden. While were driving, while riding a bus, while receiving a call, while passing through an X-ray machine, the personal is intersectedsometimes violently, sometimes tenderlywith the hum and buzz of the culture. The culture, whether New York or Tuscaloosa, Seattle or Philadelphia, past or present, carries the burden of race and 8220;someones idea of beauty. 8221; The poems fluctuate between the two poles of 8220;lullaby and homicide8221; before taking a vow to remain on earth, to look right and left, to wait and to witness.
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Subject Poetry.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Smith, Bruce, 1946- Devotions. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011 9780226764351 (DLC) 2010027119 (OCoLC)645708485
ISBN 9780226764368 (electronic bk.)
0226764362 (electronic bk.)