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The Girl In The Yellow Raincoat

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A collection from professor and poet Anthony S. Abbott.

"The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat is a moving and intelligent book. Abbott's wide knowledge of literature informs his experiences; his experience deepens his understanding of literature. And he remembers--he especially remembers 'the way boys dream'--at whatever age they are." -Fred Chappell-
Paperback, 78 pages
Published January 29th 2002 by St. Andrews College Press (first published 1989)
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I've had the pleasure of hearing Anthony Abbott twice at poetry readings. He engages his craft with passion and I enjoyed this volume of one of his most celebrated works. His poems have much of the wit and humor of a Billy Collins. Abbott speaks of heartbreak, death, and loss with vivid and powerful images. His words evoke a tenderness or passion as scenes from everyday life are marched out. He uses scenes and snippets from the Gospel stories surrounding Jesus in many of these poems, plumbing th ...more
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