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Useless landscape, or, A guide for boys : [poems] /

"In D.A. Powell's fifth poetry book, the rollicking line he has made his signature becomes the taut, more discursive means to describing beauty, singing a dirge, directing an ironic smile, or questioning who in any given setting is the master and who is the pupil. This is a book that explores the... Full description

Main Author: Powell, D. A.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2012
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Contents: Useless landscape. Almonds in bloom -- Tender mercies -- Cherry blossoms in spring -- The fluffer talks of eternity -- Landscape with sections of aqueduct -- Useless landscape -- Bidwell Park -- The Kiwi comes to Gridley, CA -- College City Market, College City, CA -- Seven sketches for a landscape, unfinished -- A brief history of internment -- The bathers -- Little boy blue -- Dying in the development -- Chicken -- Bojangles -- Dying in a Turkish bath -- End of days -- That's where they hide the silos -- Panic in the year zero -- Landscape with temple, mosque and little crosses -- Landscape with combine -- Quarantine -- Release the sterile moths -- Valley of the dolls -- Landscape with figures partially erased -- Homesickness -- Bugcatching at twilight -- Head out on the highway -- Tarnished angel -- Riverfront Park, Marysville, CA -- Love hangover -- Landscape with lymphatic system, system of rivulets, system of rivers -- An elegy for my libido -- Abandonment under the walnut tree -- The price of funk in Funkytown -- Traveling light -- A guide for boys. Outside Thermalito -- The opening of the cosmos -- One thousand and one nights -- Funkytown : forgotten city of the plain -- Notes of a native son -- Donkey basketball diaries -- A little less kettledrum, please -- Narcissus -- My life as a dog -- A guide for boys -- Boonies -- Lessons in woodworking -- Pupil -- Elements of a cross-country runner -- Magic kingdom come -- Space junk -- Sporting life -- Dying in a fallow -- Reaching around for you -- Goodbye, my fancy -- Hereafter -- Midnight cowbell -- Do the hustle -- Once and future houseboy -- Backdrop with splashes of cum on it -- Transit of Mercury -- Platelet count descending -- Backstage pass -- Having a rambutan with you -- Summer of my bone density test -- The great unrest -- Orchard in January -- Ode to joy -- Missionary man -- Mass for Pentecost : canticle for birds & waters.
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