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Why dogs stopped flying: poems

Why dogs stopped flying: poems

Brewer, Kenneth, 1941-2006

The solid rightness of image after image in Ken Brewer's poetry was never better than in Why Dogs Stopped Flying . His familiar style is plain-spoken, his humor reliable and self-ironic. Yet, in this collection perhaps more than his earlier work, the particularity of the poet's insight into the physical world and the warmth of his affection for it combine to create an unexpected transcendence. Beasts and bodies are transformed in his lines, and our dim, unremarkable lives on this shadowed earth become somehow more luminous-small words to the moon, small suns opening in the dark

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Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press 2006

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Statement of responsibility: by Kenneth W. Brewer
ISBN: 0874215404, 0874216451, 9780874215403, 9780874216455
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (47 pages)
System: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Subject: POETRY American General.; Poetry.; Poetry Collections.; American poetry.
Restrictions: Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Why dogs stopped flying
  2. Belted galloways
  3. Broad-tailed hummingbirds
  4. Brother slug
  5. Cat
  6. Chickadee drive-in
  7. Coyote on a cloud of nitrogen
  8. Curl
  9. Dermatophagoides
  10. Field guide
  11. Fishing before the frost
  12. Fox at play
  13. Goat's milk
  14. Goldenrod spider
  15. Great spangled fritillary
  16. Henslow's sparrow
  17. Home
  18. How to train a horse to burn
  19. Largest living organism on earth
  20. Learning to draw
  21. Loons
  22. Magpie springs
  23. Martha
  24. Mourning cloak
  25. "Now the sun has come to earth"
  26. Old fences
  27. Scarlet penstemon
  28. Sheep
  29. Solitary vireo
  30. The courage of frogs
  31. The dignity of cockroaches
  32. The many beings
  33. The silliest debate
  34. The tarantula hawk.