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Catherine Bowman

Four Way
2006 • 98 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-70-2

“Cathy Bowman is informed by a deft, rhythmic sense of music and an irreverence that always makes her poetry an interesting journey and experience. Her poems are full of surprises, subtle political observations, and a mature sense of voice that is uniquely her own.” --Quincy Troupe

“Catherine Bowman's lines derive their authority not from the pitch of her own voice but from the vigor of the American vernacular, which is to say that hers is poetry devoid of self-pity, big on keen-sightedness and sharp-edged enough to cut its way through the present into the future.” --Joseph Brodsky

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From the Book:


You move through the world broken. Navigating
by the stars encoded on your hearts axis. July
grasses. Rain. How the world breaks us.
Midnight scatters across what’s left
from an evening prayer. The broken
song of the warbler at dawn
on the last day of winter. You move
through the world gathered
together in a pulse. Running your fingers
up and down what is odd and so familiar.
How dazzling the fit. To be remade
by the glue of your oaths and kisses.

CATHERINE BOWMAN is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University and the author of the poetry collections Rock Farm (1996) and 1-800-HOT-RIBS (1993). She teaches at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. She is the editor of Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's “All Things Considered” (2003). She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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