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Life on Mars : poems / Tracy K. Smith.

Smith, Tracy K. (Author).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch 811.6 SMI LIF (Text) 34207002107804 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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 : In memory of Sharron McGee given by Reece McGee.
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 811 SMITH (Text) 33946002678196 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781555975845 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1555975844 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 75 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2011]

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Formatted Contents Note:
One: Weather in space -- Sci-fi -- My God, it's full of stars -- Universe is a house party -- Museum of Obsolescence -- Cathedral Kitsch -- At some point, they'll want to know what it was like -- It & Co. -- Largeness we can't see -- Don't you wonder, sometimes? -- Savior machine -- Soul -- Universe : original motion picture soundtrack -- Two: Speed of belief -- It's not -- Three: Life on Mars -- Solstice -- No-fly zone -- Challenger -- Ransom -- They may love all that he has chosen and hate all that he has rejected -- Four: Universe as primal scream -- Everything that ever was -- Aubade -- Field guide -- Eggs Norwegian -- Good life -- Willed in Autumn -- Song -- Alternate take -- Sacrament -- When your small form tumbled into me -- Us & Co.
Summary, etc.:
With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the discoveries, failures, and oddities of human existence. In these brilliant new poems, Tracy K. Smith envisions a sci-fi future sucked clean of any real dangers, contemplates the dark matter that keeps people both close and distant, and revisits the kitschy concepts like "love" and "illness" now relegated to the Museum of Obsolescence. These poems reveal the realities of life lived here, on the ground, where a daughter is imprisoned in the basement by her own father, where celebrities and pop stars walk among us, and where the poet herself loses her father, one of the engineers who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. With this remarkable third collection, Smith establishes herself among the best poets of her generation. Publisher's marketing.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2012.
Subject: American poetry.
Fathers and daughters > Poetry.
African Americans > Poetry.
Genre: Poetry.

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