[PDF] Download ☆ We Almost Disappear | by Ò David Bottoms

By David Bottoms | Comments: ( 776 ) | Date: ( Oct 17, 2019 )

An exquisite storyteller The Southern Review David Bottoms s poems just get better and better The Atlanta Journal Constitution One finds here what one expects in a book of good Southern poems clear narratives evocative images, searching irony, and meditative poise Library JournalRooted in the customs of Southern families and peopled with undertakers, bluegra An exquisite storyteller The Southern Review David Bottoms s poems just get better and better The Atlanta Journal Constitution One finds here what one expects in a book of good Southern poems clear narratives evocative images, searching irony, and meditative poise Library JournalRooted in the customs of Southern families and peopled with undertakers, bluegrass musicians, daughters practicing karate, and elderly parents, David Bottoms poems are generous, insightful, and lean headlong into familial wisdom Past and present interweave with grandmothers spitting tobacco juice, ponds filled with construction runoff, and the boyhood home site paved over for a KFC This is Bottoms most personal and heartbreaking book.From My Daughter Works the Heavy Bag A bow to the instructor,then fighting stance, and the only girl in karate class faces the heavy bag.Small for fifth grade willow like, says her mother sweaty hair tangled like blown willow branches.The boys try to ignore her They fidget against the wall, smirk,practice their routine of huff and feint.Circle, barks the instructor,jab, circle, kick, and the black bag wobbles on its chain.Again and again, the bony jewels of her fistjab out in glistening precision,her flawless legs remember arabesque and glissade.Kick, jab, kick, and the bag coughs rhythmically from its gut.The boys fidget and wait David Bottom, Georgia s Poet Laureate, was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2009 He teaches at Georgia State University and co edits Five Points magazine He lives in Marietta, Georgia.


  • Title: We Almost Disappear
  • Author: David Bottoms
  • ISBN: 9781556593314
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments We Almost Disappear

  • Andy Zell

    We Almost Disappear by David Bottoms is the most recent poetry collection from a southern poet I’ve liked for a while now. Here’s a quick taste: “[O]ther than gratitude / so little survives the world’s chronic revision—a boss line, maybe, / from a poem you’ve forgotten, a penny / you picked up in an alley / for luck, / a voice that blessed you in passing.” (from “Romanticism I”). It’s a collection that is concerned with the passage of time and the themes of aging and family. [...]


  • Brent

    Here are new poems by this great Georgia author. I have read Bottoms since his book Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump. This book includes a cycle of poems about the poet's aging father, and others about neighbors, relatives, and Georgia places. Here is one, that gives the title to the collection.Walking a Battlefield: A Love Story for KellyFog most always suggests the otherworldly.Forget I said that,or mark it off to horror flicks and adolescentmysticism.Nevertheless, after a cool rain, in t [...]


  • Ida

    Poetry that is accessible without being simplistic. Images will stick with you.


  • Scott

    Some great poems on aging, memory and mortality. Almost all of them are pretty short, no longer than a page.


  • Hannah Jane

    Favorite lines: From A Walk to Sope Creek - "Sometimes when my heart is as dark as a stone, I weave between trees above that crumbling mill and stumble through those threaded screens of light the way an anger must fall through many stages of remorse. Any rock, he allowed, can be an altar."From My Old Man Loves My Truck - "And sometimes when my old man studies the cab, you can hear in his pocket the empty rattle of keys."From A Chat with My Father - "Sometimes when my old man tries to talk, his m [...]


  • Laura

    returned library copy and now am ordering my own


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