Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest

Poems

B. H. Fairchild (Author)

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

B. H. Fairchild's memory systems are the collective vision of America's despairing dreamers—failed baseball players, oil field laborers, a surrealist priest, college boys at a burlesque theater, the last remaining cast members of The Wizard of Oz. Looming over all is the fact and the mystery of our continued renewal.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 2004
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32566-9
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 144 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Awards

Endorsements & Reviews

“These poems are an ecstatic celebration of language—long, lavish lines sprawling across the page as the speaker's consciousness roams the Kansas countryside. Fairchild is a spinner of tales who writes unforgettably of loneliness and the tenderness of the Midwest.” — Chicago Tribune

“There is no more lyric celebration of America's grandeurs and desolations than in this superb collection of poems.” — Anthony Hecht

“These poems make a rare, magical conjunction between a communal sense of place and a solitary habit of memory.” — Eavan Bloand

“What an exaltation!” — Richard Howard

“Fairchild is in touch with that America we almost forgot, melancholy, dream-ridden, wistful, ghost-like.” — Gerald Stern

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