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Back Roads
Patricia Henley

Carnegie Mellon University Press



Contents

LEARNING TO DIE (1972-1976)
• Fishwoman
Immigrant
• Friends
• Secrets
• Mother Nursing
• Mother and Son
• Spinster
• Survivors
• Returning from the Funeral
• House of Many Fathers
• I’m Still Learning
• Gemini
• Choices
• Learning to Die

BUILDING SITE (1977-1980)
• Meditations of a Woman Slowing Down
• Between Syllables
• Hands
• Slaughtering the Goat
• Even in Blaze
• Dead Horse
• Instead, Sparks
• Building Site

BACK ROADS (1991-1994)
• Wishes from a Midnight Wind
• We Were into the Rum
• Star Video
• Above This, Outside This
• Back Roads
• What We Learn Too Late
• Mining for Clarity
• The Jazz, the Sleep, the Sorrow
• On Roatan
• Daughter

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