Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country by Rebecca Morgan FrankSometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country by Rebecca Morgan Frank

Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country

byRebecca Morgan Frank

Paperback | October 17, 2017

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Ranging from love song to train song to jump rope rhyme, the poems of Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country are voiced by perpetual outsiders searching for a sense of place from small Southern towns to the tunnels and tracks of the urban North. Personal and regional histories blur through the intimate paths of tornadoes, guns, suburban sprawl, and the ongoing quest to escape where we come from.
REBECCA MORGAN FRANK is the author of The Spokes of Venus and Little Murders Everywhere, a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is cofounder and editor of the online literary magazine Memorious.
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Title:Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign CountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 17, 2017Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887486258

ISBN - 13:9780887486258

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Table of Contents

I
Pawn Shop
Parable of a First Born
Crawfish Chorus
Manuals for Trains
Love Song
The Mothers
April
Jesus & Tomatoes
How to be Reckless
Nobody is Sleeping in the Sky
Rubbernecker
Gunning for It
The Welty Tour
The Movements of Mechanical Objects
Sometimes We’re All Living in A Foreign Country
The Causeway
Crusoe is Still There
The Moon’s Magnetic Field Once Came from an Asteroid
Piney Woods
Historic Preservation
Bombed
Rosewood Triptych
Postscript from Mississippi
II
Eastbound
The Freedom Tunnel
Leda, After
The Ivory Gate
Evolution
Out of the Ruins
The Soloist The Book of Bells, Chimes, and Carillon
Revitalization
The House is the Cause
What We Are Looking At
The Bridge
Fishing Tackle and Fine Wine
Extinction
Pyre
Night Halos
Flight Patterns Pilgrimage
Bird’s Eye

Editorial Reviews

“So much happens in these intensely lyrical poems, accompanied by such subtle music and profound, often witty, meditations on love, loneliness, rapture and mortality. This is a beautiful book, one that asks us to see the everyday world anew, and discover in it marvelous strangeness.” - Kevin Prufer