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So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until It Breaks: Poems

by Rigoberto González
Format
Book
Published
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1999.
Language
English
Series
National Poetry Series
ISBN
0252067983 (paperback : perm paper)
Contents
  • The slaughterhouse
  • The flight south of the monarch butterfly
  • Horn
  • At the Panteón San Franciscano, Michoac?n
  • Day of the Dead
  • Pla?idera: professional mourner for hire
  • Walking by the Pante?n San Franciscano
  • In the Week of the Dead, masked
  • The night Don Pedro buried his best friend the rooster
  • Sentimental undertakers
  • Do?a Mar?a greets her comadre Do?a Luna at the balcony window
  • Catarina's dress rehearsal
  • The exhibitionist umbrella salesman
  • Craft of the candlestickmaker
  • Before the first man stepped on the moon
  • Response to the sidewalk preacher
  • Marías, old Indian mothers
  • You and the Tijuana mule
  • Perla at the Mexican border assembly line of dolls
  • Penny men
  • Death of the farm workers' cat
  • After Jaime the refrigerator man shot himself we said
  • Rosario's graveyard shift at JFK Memorial Hospital
  • Body maker
  • The man who learned about origami
  • Widower
  • Mortician's secrets
  • Show and tell: how my grandmother taught me to read Spanish
  • Slide transparency of my now-deceased mother sitting on the lawn one day before my birth
  • Stars breaking
  • Abuelo photographs
  • Abuelo looks at stars without glasses
  • Ghostory
  • What smells dead
  • Growing up with Goya's Saturno --Sinister hand
  • Texaco Alex
  • Taking possession
  • So often the pitcher goes to water until it breaks
  • The man who gives you nightmares.
Description
89 p. ; 21 cm.
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