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The Kit Poems

Jan-Mitchell Sherrill

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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 978-0-932616-83-8
  • Publication Date: 2007-12-01
  • Stonewall, a Division of BrickHouse Books, Inc.

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The Kit Poems

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Powerful poems of love—man for man, for friends, for family—betrayal, resolution.

“Sherrill’s lyric achievement alone warrants a permanent place for The Kit Poems in the collection of anyone who cares about the future of poetry.”—Dan Jones

“Allusive, sensual, and utterly human, Jan Sherrill’s The Kit Poems trace the trajectory of love, loss, and what we end with. From the beauty of Nureyev in the Atlanta Airport and ‘the roar of jet engines’ carnal/ lullaby’ to the ‘bruises, like clematis’ that are sustained both inside and out, these poems bespeak humanity in all of its loveliness, rawness, and sadness. Finally though, this searing collection shows us how, in the act of moving on, we do learn how to be ‘Saved,’ even if it is with ‘bruise/ absence, fear and trembling.’” –Moira Egan

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Jan-Mitchell Sherrill

Jan-Mitchell Sherrill received his Master's Degree at the University of North Carolina in the Writing Program at Greensboro and his Bachelor's Degree at Towson University. His previous books of poetry include Blind Leading the Blind, which was nominated by novelist Anne Tyler for The American Book Award, and Friend of the Groom. Friend of the Groom and Gunfire in Oz were nominated for the National Book Award. His fiction has appeared in Hometowns, the groundbreaking collection of fiction edited by John Preston, and most recently Everything I Have is Blue, edited by Wendell Ricketts. Sherrill has also published in venues devoted to academic administration, and, in the late 1980s, headed the team that performed a groundbreaking national study of campus violence.

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