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Promises in the Dust Bill Bauer

Promises in the Dust

Bill Bauer

Published May 1st 1995
ISBN : 9781886157019
Paperback
64 pages
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These poems cover a range of themes: War and coming of age (A Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day)- family (a father who understands his own mistakes when holding his daughter for the first time in My Old Girlfriends)- and the natural world (TheMoreThese poems cover a range of themes: War and coming of age (A Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day)- family (a father who understands his own mistakes when holding his daughter for the first time in My Old Girlfriends)- and the natural world (The Pigeons of Chernoble). But ultimately, the power of Bauers vision derives from one who, like the voice of his poem Dry River, has both the luck to wake from that nightmare of my own drowning and the unflinching courage to wrestle with the meaning of that survival.