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Bone-Songs and Sanctuaries
New and Selected Poems
Michael Jennings

Sheep Meadow
2009 • 160 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-931357-72-2

W.D. Snodgrass, Jennings’ teacher, gave his students this advice: “If you can be happy doing something else, do it. Everything pays better. Everything is more honestly rewarded. But if you’ve got to do it, then you’re a life-termer.”

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From the Book:

They are like aliens on the moon, the Americans—
Bermuda shorts and cameras, pudgy, pale,
A little queasy from the train ride.
Dust from the storm in the night
has permeated everything they own
down to the skin.
They are not quite certain why they came,
and wear the baffled, blinking looks of baby birds.

from “Ur of the Chaldees, 1958”

MICHAEL JENNINGS is the author of six previous books of poems, including The Hardman County Sequence (based on the photographs of Dorothea Lange with a Foreword by W. D. Snodgrass) and Silky Thefts.

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