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Stray Home: Poems

Description: With poems that combine the self-scrutiny of Philip Larkin with the measure of Elizabeth Bishop, Amy M. Clark burnishes her first collection, Stray Home, with exquisite understatement and formal control. Sweeter than Larkin and more intimate than Bishop, these poems address the suppressed pain and shame of living as a childless woman in a world of mothers, the dissociation attendant on depression and fraught family relationships, and the search for a sense of belonging in the face of dislocation. Stray Home cuts deeply to discover the buried emotions and insights universal to all suffering and compassionate human beings. “Clark is able to imbue our small, usually overlooked moments with unexpected grandeur. A quiet humor is employed in service of her twin gifts, imagination and metaphor. This is an accomplished, deft, and important debut.”—Beth Ann Fennelly, author of Tender Hooks and judge
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Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Clark, Amy M.
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Club Icarus: Poems

Description: With muscular language and visceral imagery, Club Icarus bears witness to the pain, the fear, and the flimsy mortality that births our humanity as well as the hope, humor, love, and joy that completes it. This book will appeal to sons and fathers, to parents and children, to those tired of poetry that makes no sense, to those who think lyric poetry is dead, to those who think the narrative poem is stale, to those who think that poetry has sealed itself off from the living world, and to those who appreciate the vernacular as the language of living and the act of living as something worth putting into language.
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Date: April 15, 2013
Creator: Miller, Matt W.
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Circles Where the Head Should Be: Poems

Description: The poems in Circles Where the Head Should Be are full of objects and oddities, bits of news, epic catalogues, and a cast of characters hoping to make sense of it all. Underneath the often whimsical surface, however, lies a search for those connections we long for but so often miss, and a wish for art to bridge the gaps. “Circles Where the Head Should Be has its own distinctive voice, a lively intelligence, insatiable curiosity, and a decided command of form. These qualities play off one another in ways that instruct and delight. An irresistible book.”—J. D. McClatchy, author of Mercury Dressing: Poems, judge
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Date: April 15, 2011
Creator: Wilkinson, Caki
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[News Script: Weather vane from Old North Church]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the weather vane from Boston's historic Old North Church displayed at the Republic Bank of Dallas as part of a fund drive to finance the replacement of the church's steeple after it was toppled by a hurricane.
Date: February 23, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[Man Walking Down Snow Covered Sidewalk]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man walking down the sidewalk with businesses to his right and a car lined street to his left. In the image, the man holding a briefcase is walking away from the camera. On the back of the photograph a quote by Joe Clark reads "Someday I'll set my course for Home but, just for now, I'm bound to Rome."
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
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The History of Wonder

Description: A poem about a dog named Wonder who had an insatiable appetite and was killed for stealing food. The poem has twelve stanzas, each consisting of six lines.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sampson, Neal; Hornsby, Nat & George, Joe
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[Winter Scene with Bulldozer and Attached Poem]

Description: Photograph of a Bulldozer, a large tree, and one small bird in the snow with a poem talking in direct reference to them. In the image, the bulldozer sits next to a lone tree with a small bird sitting on one of the branches. The small poem is glued on top of the image on the far left,
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
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[Mountain Boy With Rifle and Accompanying Poem]

Description: Photograph of a Jimmy Powell with a rifle in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. In this photo, the sun is setting in the hills behind Powell, casting him in shadow. This photograph is mounted to the right of a poem by Joe Clark, titled "Sunset on the Mountain." Photographs from this series were featured in Life Magazine and titled "Mountain Boy."
Date: July 9, 1955
Creator: Clark, Joe
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[Poem on Health]

Description: The author's health has returned. He mentions how fair the girls are, the members of church and how they hate each other. Brother Will was blaming Sister Sober because he didn't like her. On the flip side, he says that he has been there for a month, and he ate some bad wheat and then he got a fever. Afterwards he got better because his landlord took care of him. But he owes the doctor eight dollars. The author mentions hunting for deer to make new clothes: pants, a vest, and a coat. And with these clothes he will be able to handle any cold weather in Texas. He then goes to Paris and wants to meet up with Henry Moore and John. On the other side he mentions that he has gained weight and looks like a bear. His friend Browning's brother got a fever.
Date: unknown
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[Poem, undated]

Description: This document is a poem from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The poem details racism. The author is unidentified and the document is undated.
Date: unknown
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[Poem, undated]

Description: The document is a poem from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The poem details the life and death of a man and a woman. It describes the reactions of society for each of the deaths; one a memorialization of life, the other a celebration of death. The poem's author is unidentified and the document is undated.
Date: unknown
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[English spelling illustrated, undated]

Description: This document includes a poem titled "English spelling illustrated" from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The poem details a woman's life and her marriage to a man she believed to be a duke. Many of the terms in the poem demonstrate the English spelling of the word as the title suggests. On the reverse page of the poem is a page of 403 shorthand words. The poem's author is unidentified and the document is undated.
Date: unknown
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[Poem, undated]

Description: The document includes two poems from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first poem details a man's journey through life. It alludes to confronting one's fears and facing one's mortality. This poem is written on the first three pages of the document. The ending to this poem is on the last page of the document on the bottom of the page. The second poem is on the last page of the document at the top of the page. It was written for and is about Mary Ann Moore. The document is undated.
Date: unknown
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[Poem, undated]

Description: This document is a poem from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The poem details the author's feelings about life in their time and place. The author is unidentified and the document is undated.
Date: unknown
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[Poems, undated]

Description: This document includes two poems from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first poem details the immensity of nature and how minute one feels compared to the lightning strikes in a thunderstorm. The second poem is about the author's mother. It notes the happy memories of youth spent with their mother and how her health has declined. The final line of this poem is solemn. It details that the author's mother is succumbing to a disease that is taking her life.
Date: unknown
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[Poetry, undated]

Description: The following document includes four poems from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first two poems are on the front of the page and are written in pen. One of the poems is titled "Afton Water." The poem is a handwritten copy of Robert Burns' "Sweet Afton." It details the environment that surrounds the River Afton in Scotland. The second poem of the front page is untitled. It discusses how one's decisions define the life one leads. The back of the document has two poems written in pencil. The first one is unintelligible. The second is untitled and is about love. There is also some calculations on the back page. The document is undated.
Date: unknown
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[Poem,undated]

Description: This document is a poem from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The poem describes life's fleeting moments. The poem's author is unidentified and the document is undated.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Poem, undated]

Description: This is a poem from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The poem's subject is Bill Weaver who does not practice religion. The poet used the verses to discuss the gravity of sin on the human soul and how repentance would be a blessing for those who do not believe. It is undated and the poet is unidentified.
Date: unknown
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