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Fingers

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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There's Something Quieter than Sleep

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF
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Freightcar

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

UNCLE Sidney, when he wuz here,

Maked me a squirtgun out o’ some

Elder-bushes ’at growed out near

Where wuz the brickyard—’way out clear

To where the toll-gate come!

So when we walked back home again,

He maked it, out in our woodhouse where

Wuz the old workbench, an’ the old jack-plane,

An’ the old ’pokeshave, an’ the tools all lay’n’

Ist like he wants ’em there.

He sawed it first with the old hand-saw;

An’ nen he peeled off the bark, an’ got

Some glass an’ scraped it; an’ told ’bout Pa,

When he wuz a boy an’ fooled his Ma,

An’ the whippin’ ’at he caught.

Nen Uncle Sidney, he took an’ filed

A’ old arn ramrod; an’ one o’ the ends

He screwed fast into the vise; an’ smiled,

Thinkin’, he said, o’ when he wuz a child,

’Fore him an’ Pa wuz mens.

He punched out the peth, an’ nen he put

A plug in the end with a hole notched through;

Nen took the old drawey-knife an’ cut

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Under a Bridge

Matt Miller University of North Texas Press PDF
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Sources of Courage: An Interview with Maya Angelou

Edited by Karen A. Waldron, Janice H. Brazil, and Laura M. Labatt University of North Texas Press PDF

sources of courage

An Interview with Dr. Maya Angelou

She knew poverty and racism intimately as a child in Stamps, Arkansas, hiding her “crippled Uncle Willie” under sacks of onions in a truck to escape his lynching by “The Boys.” A brutal sexual assault at age eight, with her attacker beaten to death afterwards, sent her into silence for years as she feared the power of her own words. Yet, Maya Angelou learned that words were the way to set herself free. Encouraged by “Mama,” her grandmother who knew that this voiceless child would become a great teacher, she has been awarded 56 honorary doctorates, several Golden Globe awards, and nominated for the

Pulitzer Prize for her poetry in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I Die (1971).

She wrote graphic accounts of her young years in the award-winning I Know

Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), followed by scores of books and dramatic outpourings evidenced by her role as the first African American woman screenwriter and director in Hollywood.

Touring internationally in Porgy and Bess, she embodied pure musical tradition, crediting her success to listening to “Mama’s voice, like that of Mahalia

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Asante

Matt Miller University of North Texas Press PDF

A sante

Asante, you dropped the ball.

Asante, you son of a bitch.

An interception would have ended the drive, saved us from the helmet catch, the loss, the upset.

Asante, I keep seeing it in my dreams.

Asante, I needed that win.

Asante, my brothers needed it. My mother.

Asante, my father in his lucky shirt watched every game that season, died the day after you won the divisional playoffs against Jacksonville.

Asante, we watched him dying as we watched the game we were supposed to go to on the hospital television.

Asante, when the paramedics came to his house they tore open his lucky shirt and when he was revived he was pissed off you should have seen how skinny his anger had become eating through that tube threaded into his gut that burned his skin in bile.

Asante, we watched him breathe to death.

Asante, you held out for more money.

Did that dropped ball have something to do with the missed practices? Did you get paid enough?

Asante, the NFL is America.

Asante, the NFL is a beautiful high-class hooker.

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Permanent Collection

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF

PERMANENT COLLECTION

In the gallery of casts, a copy of the broken

Laocoön, improperly restored, extends his right arm up from the shoulder. I would have guessed the same about how to position it, not only for drama in reaching to the gods, but also because it lengthens the taut diagonal of his strained torso and left thigh.

His young sons, too, stretch fingers to the sky.

His mouth falls open in a noble kind of agony.

Twice a day I pass a more modest bit of sculpture: in the window of a law office, two birds cast in metal, not in flight but focused on the ground, looking for crumbs maybe, matte grey heads turned away from one another. Image not of crisis but grim forbearance, these birds seem made to withstand and at the same time made for nothing at all, and in this they make me think of my father, to whose mouth there was nothing classical, who squinted into his life as if it were hard to look at. As far as I know, he had few ideas about art, probably wouldn’t have paid much attention to the photo on the cover of his funeral program, but among the brocade colors of its still-life fruits and flowers, the open throat of a French horn was trite and a little distasteful.

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Dead Matter

Caki Wilkinson University of North Texas Press PDF
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Blind King

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF
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Up and Down Old Brandywine

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Prayer of Glass

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
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Mathematics

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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American Beech

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
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Ballistics

Matt Miller University of North Texas Press PDF

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