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Kimonos in the Closet

Kimonos in the Closet

David Shumate
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    Kimonos in the Closet
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    "These are enormously arresting, odd, wryly humorous, gripping poems. And the variety of subject matter is astounding. I don't know when I've enjoyed reading a book so much."-David Budbill

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-7916-6
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Octopus Stuck Between My Teeth
    (pp. 6-6)
  2. Chumming Around with Hemingway
    (pp. 8-8)
  3. The Many Offspring of Genghis Khan
    (pp. 9-9)
  4. Talking to the Woman in the Yellow Kimono
    (pp. 11-11)
  5. Shakespeare in the Morning
    (pp. 15-15)
  6. Bringing Things Back from the Woods
    (pp. 17-17)
  7. The Immigrant’s First Day at School
    (pp. 19-19)
  8. The Man Who Made the Minotaur Up
    (pp. 23-23)
  9. If You Hire a Poet to Draw a Map
    (pp. 25-25)
  10. In the Company of Bedouins
    (pp. 27-27)
  11. The Kind of Sleep You Can Only Get in Church
    (pp. 29-29)
  12. Upon Learning Disturbing Facts Concerning the Last Supper
    (pp. 30-30)
  13. Taking the Psychological Test
    (pp. 40-40)
  14. When a Fool Reaches Maturity
    (pp. 41-41)
  15. Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights
    (pp. 43-43)
  16. The Landscape Paintings of Cheap Motels
    (pp. 44-44)
  17. How to Speak to the Senile
    (pp. 48-48)
  18. Getting Outfitted for a Casket
    (pp. 56-56)
  19. The Soldier’s Hundredth Birthday Cake
    (pp. 58-58)