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Human, hunger, happiness, hope, heart, and Halliday all start with h, as does ham. Accident? Maybe! But seldom have the flour of the humanistic and the egg yolk of honesty mixed more swellingly with the yeast of desire and the salt of self-doubt—not to mention the olive paste of ambition.

Halliday has whacked Death and Mutabilitie before, but this time . . . this time he whacks them again. After this Jab, the world will never be the same. Or at least, a few hundred conversations, here and there, will be somewhat affected. Roll over Death, and tell Mutabilitie the news.

Read a poem from the book.

104 pages | 6-1/8 x 8-1/2 | © 2002

Phoenix Poets


Table of Contents

Time in a Brown House
The Pink Car
Thirteenth Round
Summer 1935
The Man Who Is Not at the Table
Olivier Bergmann
Poetry Failure
The Sunny Ridge
Head Wound
Summer Planning
Strawberry Milkshake
Cotton Club Classics
Nights at Ruby’s
Against Realism
Lunch with Big Steve
Trumpet Player, 1963
The Beloved
Not Us
The Schuylkill
A Good Thing
18,000 CDs
Campaign Promise
Shnordink’s Butterfly
Big Picture
New Thing
Separated Father
Divorced Fathers and Pizza Crusts
Heavy Trash
The Fedge
The Issue Here
Seven Baskets
Seven Boxes
Schnetzer Day
You and Yours
Dennis Pravy Speaks
Landscape #11
Nebraska Novel
Bookstore Dazzle
The Opaque
Route 302
Why Must We Write?
The Missing Poem

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