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Andrew Hudgins

Forfatter af After the Lost War: A Narrative

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Andrew Hudgins teaches at the University of Cincinnati & lives in that city with his wife, the novelist Erin McGraw. (Bowker Author Biography)

Includes the name: Andres Hudgins

Værker af Andrew Hudgins

After the Lost War: A Narrative (1988) 79 eksemplarer
The Never-Ending: New Poems (1991) 56 eksemplarer
Babylon in a Jar: Poems (1998) 55 eksemplarer
The Joker: A Memoir (2013) 40 eksemplarer
Ecstatic in the Poison (2003) 40 eksemplarer
A Clown at Midnight: Poems (2013) 13 eksemplarer
The Glass Anvil (Poets on Poetry) (1997) 12 eksemplarer
Diary of a poem (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Glass Hammer: Poems 1 eksemplar
Praying Drunk (1991) 1 eksemplar

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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Bidragyder — 301 eksemplarer
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American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Bidragyder — 160 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1995 (1995) — Bidragyder — 159 eksemplarer
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
The Columbia Book of Civil War Poetry: From Whitman to Walcott (1994) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver66 eksemplarer
James Agee: Selected Poems (2008) — Redaktør — 62 eksemplarer
The Invisible Ladder: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poems for Young Readers (1996) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver54 eksemplarer
The Made Thing: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Poetry (1987) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver36 eksemplarer
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
The Remembered Gate: Memoirs by Alabama Writers (2002) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Surreal South (2007) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Hard Choices: An "Iowa Review" Reader (1996)nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
Critical Essays on Galway Kinnell (1996) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Pleasant and genial essays on poetry and biography. There is a worthwhile, measured, but admiring essay on Frederick Goddard Tuckerman. Other essays discuss Kinnell, Jorie Graham, and animals as treated in poetry.
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sjnorquist | Mar 31, 2023 |
I am so early still in exploring poetry. But while I find my way overall, I’m eager to look at contemporary poets, and I was attracted to this collection from Hudgins, described as humorous. Well it’s darkly humorous -- as I should have anticipated from the title and as is confirmed by a quote from Lon Chaney as the epigraph to the title poem: “The essence of true horror is a clown at midnight.” It’s a great poem -- the most memorable in this collection of 58 -- and begins:
Down these mean streets a bad joke walks alone,
bruised head held low, chin tucked in tight, eyes down,
defiant. He laughs and it turns to a moan.


He repeats some of those words and phrases through the rest of the poem and they echo, hauntingly.

A couple snips I especially liked in other poems, this from Swordfish:
My fingertips marveled at the silvery shimmer,
already less silver, less shimmery than when it lived.
I never again should cause flesh this beautiful
to be less beautiful, I thought.


and this from Now and Almost Now:
Under dawn light,
cars glow, and a paper,
heavy with yesterday,
reposes on the walk.


And my favorite of the collection, Night Harvest:
From my neighbor’s dark garden I harvested asparagus;
I pilfered slender spears from their feathery bed
and clipped buds of American Beauty. All spring
and into early autumn I savored a fragrance
redolent of theft. Through summer I plucked squash,
beans, and more squash from his vines.
In the yard where I watched his daughter marry,
I divided hostas by moonlight and daylilies too,
keeping half. My neighbor’s dead, the house for sale,
and after dark his garden’s mine to love and plunder.


(Review based on an advance reading copy provided by the publisher.)
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DetailMuse | Jul 19, 2013 |
*I received a free copy of The Joker: A Memoir from Goodreads' First Reads program.
This book...is not for the easily offended. Jokes are everywhere, but there is also analysis behind the jokes and humor as a whole. Coming from a dysfunctional family, reading this book made my day!
 
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summers1630 | Apr 21, 2013 |
Mostly funny poems about horrible children, mothers, and fathers. They made me laugh in a few spots, but the same rhyme scheme throughout the vast majority of Hudgins's poems grew tiresome and tedious very quickly.
 
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Djupstrom | Apr 6, 2013 |

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