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Dear darkness : poems

Author: Kevin Young
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
A sixth collection of poems in which Kevin Young meditates on food, family, and loss.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Young
ISBN: 9780307264343 0307264343
OCLC Number: 196315701
Awards: Winner of Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (Poetry) 2009
Description: xii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sweet blood. Cotillion : Sweet blood --
Cousins --
Nineteen seventy-five --
Prescription --
Tuff buddies --
Bloodlines --
The halt cart --
Primary --
No offense --
Field trip --
Flood --
Cortége: Aunties --
Pallbearing (Labyrinth, Pallbearing, Victuals, Hurricane, Eulogy) --
See that my grave is kept clean --
Insurance --
Inheritance --
Uncles (Blood) --
Casting --
Close call : Ode to my scars --
Ode to my feet --
Black cat blues --
Childhood --
Adolescence --
Ode to my sex --
Short end blues --
Bachelorhood --
Lost dog blues --
Hang dog blues --
To my near-mistress --
Something borrowed blues --
Slow drag blues --
Farewell tour : On my mind --
Flash flood blues --
Lime light blues --
Bling bling blues --
Set list --
Why I want my favorite band to break up --
On being blind --
Dirty deal blues --
Ode to my father's feet --
Up South blues --
Ode to the Midwest --
Ode to the South --
Uncles (Play). Young & Son's Pawn & Gun. Ode to pork --
Ode to chicken --
Ode to crawfish --
Ode to the buffalo --
Ode to wild game --
Ode to homemade wine --
Ode to okra --
Ode to kitchen grease --
Ode to grits --
Ode to chitlins --
Ode to greens. Say when. Great West casualty : Lullaby --
Sunday drive --
Hard headed blues --
Stay --
Another autumn elegy --
Burial --
Toll --
Death letter --
Daylight savings --
Say when --
Quartet --
Book rate --
New England ode --
Amen ode to the hotel near the Children's Hospital --
Redemption 5 [cent sign] --
Ring of fire --
May Day blues --
Not today : Farm team --
I shall be released --
I walk the line --
I hope it rains at my funeral --
I dream a highway --
I don't burn --
I am trying to break your heart --
Cambridge ode --
Dunk tank --
Everybody knows this is nowhere --
Grevious angel --
I saw the light --
On being the only Black person at the Johnny Paycheck concert --
Last ditch blues --
Deep six blues --
Eulogy --
Serenade --
Young & Sons' Bar-B-Q Heaven: Ode to catfish --
Prayer for black-eyed peas --
Ode to gumbo --
Elegy for Maque Choux --
Ode to sweet potato pie --
Ode to barbeque sauce --
Ode to watermelon --
Ode to turtle soup --
Song of cracklin --
Ode to hot sauce --
Ode to pepper vinegar --
Ode to fig preserves --
Ode to Cushaw --
Ode to Boudin.
Responsibility: Kevin Young.


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