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Almanac:
Poems
Austin Smith

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Chapter 1 [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

The Silo 5
Queen-Anne's Lace 7
Fort-Da 8
Thistles 10
The Night My Mother 11
How a Calf Comes into the World 13
Lightning 15
Autumn's Velocity 16
The Brinkmeiers 19
Aerial Photograph, Glasser Farm, 1972 20
Dean 22
Coach Chance 24
The Man Accused of Fucking Horses 25
The Bait Shop 26
Memoir of My Imaginary Sister 27
Neon Apotheosis 28
Bingo 31
Stephenson County Fair in Wartime 33
Nancy and Dwayne, Danville, Virginia, 1970 34
Romeo and Juliet in the Tomb 35
The Battlefield 37
The Pit 39
The Man Who Poisoned Robert Johnson 40
Nazi Soldier with a Book in His Pants 41
Sharpener of Knives 43
Overlord 45
The Hotel 48
The Equation 50
Resonance 51
Postcards to Andrew Wyeth 52
Recollection 54
Letter to My Father Written in a Bar in Mitchell, South Dakota 55
On a Greyhound Bus in America 56
Mission 57
The Scythe 58
The Mummy in the Freeport Art Museum 59
Sirens 60
A Serious House on Serious Earth 61
Poem for Les, Homeless 63
Elegy for Missing Teeth 65
Directions for How to Use Crest Whitening Strips 66
The Trencher 68
Instructions for How to Put an Old Horse Down 71
The Key in the Stone 73
Wake 75
Notes 79
Acknowledgments 81

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