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Random Symmetries
The Collected Poems of Tom Andrews
Tom Andrews; Charles Wright, intro.

FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin College Press
2002 • 276 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - American

$22.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-92-1

This posthumous volume brings together the poems of Tom Andrews, whose untimely death in 2001 cut off a career marked by early achievement and remarkable innovation. It comprises two previously published books, The Brother’s Country and The Hemophiliac’s Motorcycle, and two unpublished manuscript, closing with two late uncollected poems.

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From the Book:

A Visit to the Cathedral

After the sudden hush and cool
as the doors close,

after we inch into the north aisle
as though into a held breath,

after we cluster like bees around
the jeweled splinter of the True Cross,

I see another nave envelop the nave,
immense, borne up

by the buttresses and corss-ribbed vaults
of what you said to me just now.

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