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Author Rips, Geoffrey, author.

Title The calculus of falling bodies : poems / Geoff Rips
Edition First edition
Published San Antonio, Texas : Wings Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents Front Cover -- Title Page -- Half Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Dedication -- Poetry, Journalism, Writing, the World -- Compost -- Compost -- Dolphin -- Wetlands -- I lift her up -- Resuscitation -- Halitosis or I'm Not Sherman and You're Not Georgia -- Why I Never Have Anything to Say to You -- Traffic -- Mowing in the Dark -- Epoxy -- St. Matthew's Passion -- Something larger -- Appeal -- Aubade -- Resuscitation -- Personal Geography -- A Landscape -- New York City, The Way It Is -- As I Was Saying -- Ode to the Lesser and Greater Cockroach -- Survival -- Tonight the World Started Over -- Looking for Work -- Work -- Madrid 1974
Fata Susanna, Don't You CryFaced with a Stalled Economy, They Try to Bring an End to What We Know -- Dreams -- Meditation -- Driving -- These Days -- San Antonio -- Mullet -- Cleaning Fish -- Dan Worked in a Nursing Home -- The Seasons -- It Can't Be Denied -- Light Years -- Thanksgiving -- The Calculus of Falling Bodies -- The Calculus of Falling Bodies -- Harvest -- Losing Uncle Ed -- Shaking Hands -- Hygiene -- War is a Cure for Loneliness -- At 51 -- An Ending -- Things are gonna break -- For My Father -- A Walk in the Park -- No End -- What Is It? -- The Art of Poetry -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Back Cover
Summary The poems in this collection span the 40 years in which Geoff Rips has undertaken a deeply personal attempt to understand the mystery of things. The pieces parallel his interest in the greater world and burrow deep inside his own psyche in the attempt to find meaning. His poems include the pantheon of subjects embraced by poets through the ages - life, death, love, and family - and they also discuss the natural world and the material world, reality TV shows, looking for work, traffic, the lives of window washers and hot dog vendors, the wetlands, and pelicans, plovers, and dolphins. This is the whole of life, seen by looking closely at its parts
Notes Online resource; title from READ title page (Overdrive, viewed April 10, 2015)
Subject American poetry -- 21st century.
Poetry, Modern -- 21st century.
Poetry, Modern.
FICTION -- General.
American poetry.
Poetry, Modern.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781609404208