Chattahoochee: Poems
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Chattahoochee: Poems

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Patrick Phillips has won a "Discovery" / The Nation Award from the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, a Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. His poems have appeared in Poetry, the New England Review, Agni, the Gettysburg Review, The Nation, Rivendell, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. A past Fulbright Fellow, he has held f...more
Paperback, 52 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by University of Arkansas Press
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"If the drowned man must speak, then--
as his body, stripped bare, floats away--let him say this:
the oldest instinct is to find what you bury,
to come back and dig up your bones."
While not quite as good as his second book, "Boy," this is still a wonderful collection of poems.
Fantastic, haunting, and beautifully written.
Now I see what the fuss was about.
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