Skating with Heather Grace by Thomas LynchSkating with Heather Grace by Thomas Lynch

Skating with Heather Grace

byThomas Lynch

Paperback | February 7, 2011

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A Classic Contemporary reissuing of Skating with Heather Grace by Thomas Lynch.
THOMAS LYNCH's poems, essays, and stories have appeared in Granta, The Atlantic, Harper's, and The Times (of London, New York, Ireland, and Los Angeles), and elsewhere. His book, The Undertaking, was a finalist for the National Book Award. The PBS Frontline film based on this work won the 2008 Emmy Award for Arts & Culture Documentary....
Title:Skating with Heather GraceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.26 inPublished:February 7, 2011Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887485413

ISBN - 13:9780887485411

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Table of Contents

Michael's Reply to the White Man
A Death
The Sin-Eater
The Blood We Paid For
The West Window in Moveen
With Tapers Quenched
A Family of Fishermen
Like My Father Waking Early
Lessons from Berkeley
O Canada
Argyle in Agony
The Widow
Rotary International
A Dream of Death in the First-Person
Skating with Heather Grace
Learning Gravity
A Clearing in the Woods
A Note on the Rapture to His True Love
The Orient
The Liturgist
I Felt Myself Turning
A Good Death Even When It Kills You
To Her Sisters on the Nature of the Universe
Where It Came From
Noon on Saturday
A Woman with a Woman's Parts
Argyle in Vapors
The Grandmothers
The Student
Woman Gardening
The Exhibitionist
For the Ex-Wife on the Occasion of Her Birthday
How to Stay Alive
Argyle's Balance

Editorial Reviews

"This powerful, provocative collection of 42 poems introduces a poet who speaks with authority and eloquence. . . . Like his father, Lynch is an undertaker, and the poems that address death here are sagacious and overcome the risk of morbidity by embracing life while facing death."—Publishers Weekly