Strike Sparks

Paperback $19.95

Sep 28, 2004 | 208 Pages

Ebook $14.99

Jan 21, 2009 | 208 Pages

  • Paperback $19.95

    Sep 28, 2004 | 208 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Jan 21, 2009 | 208 Pages

Table Of Contents

From Satan Says (1980)
Indictment of Senior Officers
The Sisters of Sexual Treasure
Infinite Bliss
The Language of the Brag
The Talk
I Could Not Tell
From The Dead and the Living (1984)
Photograph of the Girl
Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921
Of All the Dead That Have Come to Me, This Once
My Father Snoring
The Moment
The Connoisseuse of Slugs
New Mother
Sex Without Love
Rite of Passage
The Missing Boy
The One Girl at the Boys’ Party
From The Gold Cell (1987)
Summer Solstice, New York City
On the Subway
The Food-Thief
The Girl
The Pope’s Penis
I Go Back to May 1937
Why My Mother Made Me
After 37 Years My Mother Apologizes for My Childhood
Cambridge Elegy
I Cannot Forget the Woman in the Mirror
The Moment the Two Worlds Meet
Little Things
The Month of June: 13½
Looking at Them Asleep
From The Father (1992)
The Glass
His Stillness
The Lifting
The Race
The Feelings
His Ashes
Beyond Harm
The Underlife
Natural History
The Ferryer
I Wanted to Be There When My Father Died
Waste Sonata
My Father Speaks to Me from the Dead
From The Wellspring (1996)
My Parents’ Wedding Night, 1937
Japanese-American Farmhouse, California, 1942
Killing My Sister’s Fish
Mrs. Krikorian
May 1968
Bathing the New Born
41, Alone, No Gerbil
My Son the Man
First Formal
High School Senior
The Pediatrician Retires
This Hour
Full Summer
Am and Am Not
True Love
From Blood, Tin, Straw (1999)
The Promise
Dear Heart,
That Day
After Punishment Was Done with Me
What Is the Earth?
Leaving the Island
The Prepositions
Cool Breeze
For and Against Knowledge
The Spouses Waking Up in the Hotel Mirror
You Kindly
Where Will Love Go?
The Protestor
The Summer-Camp Bus Pulls Away from the Curb
The Talkers
First Thanksgiving
The Native
The Knowing
From The Unswept Room (2002)
Kindergarten Abecedarian
Bible Study: 71 B.C.E.
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Grey Girl
Still Life in Landscape
The Wedding Vow
His Costume
First Weeks
The Clasp
Diaphragm Aria
The Window
Fish Oil
Wonder as Wander
The Shyness
April, New Hampshire
The Untangling
The Learner
Heaven to Be
The Tending
The Unswept

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