Girl on a white porch
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Girl on a White Porch was chosen from over four hundred entries as the best new poetry manuscript of the year. These poems, by a writer whose roots are in Louisiana, evoke a strong sense of nostalgia for the Deep South, for family, and for a lost innocence that is both personal and regional." -- Cover, page 4.
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My grandmother's quilt -- Cypresses -- Perdita -- Girl on a white porch -- Traveling with mother -- Audubon's shrews -- In street light -- Azalea -- After Camille -- The taxidermist's daughter -- My mother's dresses -- Flambeaux -- On Frida Kahlo, turning away from the children -- On Frida Kahlo, a deer passing into the forest -- "Easy the life of the mouth," -- A beautiful chill -- Runs through every- and nothing -- Sleeping mother -- In this city -- Quiet and getting quieter -- October poem : Baynard's irises -- God's sun -- The beast's palace -- Galleria. "Virgin with the child and the angel," "The annunciation," "Creation of man," "St. Gregory appears to St. Fina and announces her death," "The journey of the three kings of Oriente" -- This is Missoula -- Leaving Ashland -- Shiraz -- American girl -- To a friend in the Hubei Province -- Stars, fish -- Train to Seattle -- Christmas morning -- A small thing -- Epithalamion -- By certain rivers.