Rowing with Wings by James HarmsRowing with Wings by James Harms

Rowing with Wings

byJames Harms

Paperback | October 17, 2017

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For the most part plainly spoken, as if in effort to measure memory and answer loss, the poems in Rowing with Wings surround everyday silences with everyday songs, however carefully sung. But if hope is the thing with feathers, then this book is determined to grow wings.
JAMES HARMS is the author of eight other books of poetry. He chairs the Department of English at West Virginia University.
Title:Rowing with WingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 17, 2017Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887486266

ISBN - 13:9780887486265

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Table of Contents

One
After Surrender
Phoebe at 8
After Surrender
Where is My Tree House?
Other Summers
Ever Always
When I First Met Your Mother
Auden in Winter (by Avedon)
Maria’s Little Elbows
two
The Goodbye Train
We Fell Into the Sky
Apology Access
Umbrella
The Goodbye Train
Racheland
Koufax/Clemente
Daedalus Beach
Auden in Winter
three
Good Day
The Only Lie Worth Telling
The New Moon Economy
Divorce Dream
The Werewolves of Our Youth
A Good Day
Is He Our Half-Brother, Phoebe Asked, to Which Walt Raised His Right Hand and Said, He’s Too Whole to Be Half of Anything
Kennedy Wins West Virginia!
Accidental Bohemian
Auden in Winter
Grownups Getting Drunk
four
Accidental Happiness
The Gods
Like Light
Aubade (Lisa Lisa Lisa)
Rowing with Wings
Never in Winter
A Morning Milkshake
From My Lips • Accidental Happiness (Auden in Winter)

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“The aptly titled Rowing with Wings engages deeply and honestly with that most basic of social units, the family. Here the tensions between the damage of romantic betrayal and the small sustaining joys of childrearing are fully inhabited. The questions these poems ask are large and universal.” - Jane Mead