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The Father of the Predicaments by Heather McHugh
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Oct 31, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry, essential

The material in this book is wonderful, but everything is secondary to Not a Prayer, a long, grand, tender poem which begins:

"We sleep inside a bullet-
cheek to cheek, in public
anonymity- and then we wake."

If this book contained only the poem "Not a Prayer" it would still be worth buying above almost every other book.

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