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Elegies for the Water: Poems
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Product Code: H757
ISBN: 9780881461428
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 105
Product Format: Hardback
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In this collection, Philip Lee Williams shows again his well-known ability to combine the arresting image with the moment of sudden insight. Deeply intertwined with the natural world of his Georgia country home, Williams's poems are testaments both to time-tested forms and the free impulse of contemporary verse.
Fireflies
By author: John Leland
Product Code: P521
ISBN: 9780881465501
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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FIREFLIES is a collection of lyric poems—formal and informal— that seek solace in nature and memory for the heartache of being human. From children chasing fireflies at night to middle agers chasing lost loves at three in the morning, they trace the compromises we make to make it—the dead mice, cats, fetuses, and loves left in our wakes. And they celebrate the tenuous survival of trees, love, and innocence.
Galaxies: Poems
By author: Cathryn Hankla
Product Code: P545
ISBN: 9780881466164
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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As the opening poem “The Labyrinth Galaxy” suggests, this is not a book of astronomy, but a book of seeking and beseeching. Cathryn Hankla’s GALAXIES forms a collective of connected but disparate things. Each galaxy grouping constitutes a gravitational system of concern, finding its own music and approach to what a poem can be. Together the poems create a spiritual pilgrimage, a sequence sending up an alarm for the earth, inviting the reader to walk a path to the heart’s center.
Georgia Cowboy Poets
Edited by: David Fillingim
Product Code: P407
ISBN: 9780881461831
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 202
Product Format: Paperback
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The contemporary cowboy poetry revival that sprung up in 1985 in Elko, Nevada, has borne fruit in the Peach State. First, Fillingim traces the history of cowboy poetry and its emergence as a cultural phenomenon. Then he recounts the story of how Georgia became home to a vibrant cowboy poetry scene. But the largest part of the book is an anthology of poems by some of the finest cowboy poets anywhere, and they all happen to be in Georgia.As celebrated cowboy-poet Doris Daley— of Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada —says in the preface, “everywhere is west of somewhere.” So settle in, and travel with Fillingim to someplace west of wherever you are, and enjoy this unique combination of shrewd scholarly analysis and heartwarming cowboy poetry.
Going Farther into the Woods than the Woods Go
By author: Seaborn Jones
Product Code: P443
ISBN: 9780881462722
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 80
Product Format: Paperback
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Going Farther into the Woods than the Woods Go opens with the poet speaking from an interior landscape in which life is going too fast and he is lonely and isolated from himself and others. Life is brutal, and the speaker finds himself constantly questioning his self-worth, yet in a surrealistic, witty fashion perhaps best described as black humor.

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