Lizzie MacGregor pub Polygon Disclaimer: One manner of engaging B. There is healing here: Seeking to address this, she began making portraits of women in their bedrooms in and asking them about their lives. Your reply will be screened Your IP address will be recorded. Concerned with endings, resonances, and aftermaths, Fountain of Youth explores the mediation of an Arab female poet on the brink of change, documenting moments of transformation from adolescence to adulthood, from the immature stage of a mental disorder to its mature form, and from post-colonial conditions which led to the creation of a comfortable welfare state to globalization and its repercussions.
The poetry in these two early books examines closely the daily lives, filled with difficulties and delights, of those various friends, family, co-workers, and community members Fairchild remembers from his boyhood years and growth to adulthood in the plains towns of Kansas, the rural settings of Oklahoma, and the barren landscape of west Texas. Throughout his poetry, readers discern not only Fairchild's respect for the craftsmanship of the workers he watched in the machine shops, but often a deep regard for the intelligence and character of the individuals as well.
In fact, I think a narrative poem always has to be a hybrid, even though it's closer to the horizontal axis, because a poem must have at least some lyric depth. On the other hand, they may consider it as merely a further continuation and expansion of an endeavor to explore specific themes, locales, or personae started by Fairchild in his earlier pair of books.
This reissue of Local Knowledge gives readers a road map with directions leading straight to the great poems included in Fairchild's more recent and more familiar books, particularly those numerous later works that have received much deserved attention and acclaim, poems like "Beauty," "Body and Soul," "The Art of the Lathe," "Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest," "The Blue Buick: His words fill empty pages with a necessity to describe and trace the lives of others with whom he once shared the landscapes of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
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In , she contacted Nada Faris, who interviewed the 25 women and wrote accompanying pieces to the photographs. In machine shops in Houston, Lubbock, Midland, and Snyder, Texas, I would as a boy stand on the wooden ramp next to my father and watch his hands move gracefully and efficiently over the lathe, maneuvering the levers and rotary handles and making the bit move in and out, back and forth, as the huge chuck spun a section of drill pipe in its iron grip. Hint Fiction, Anthology The stories in this collection run the gamut from playful to tragic, conservative to experimental, but they all have one thing in common: I vividly remember how he would point out something another machinist had done as 'good work,' clearly the highest kind of praise, and how disdainfully he would refer to other work as 'sloppy. Post a new comment Error. A decade ago, when B. The speaker reacts with frustration, helplessness, and sorrow:
In machine shops in Houston, Lubbock, Midland, and Snyder, Texas, I would as a boy stand on the wooden ramp next to my father and watch his hands move gracefully and efficiently over the lathe, maneuvering the levers and rotary handles and making the bit move in and out, back and forth, as the huge chuck spun a section of drill pipe in its iron grip.