The Hemophiliac's Motorcycle by Tom Andrews
(Iowa Poetry Prize)

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In this second wise and passionate book, Tom Andrews explores illness as a major theme, avoiding sentimentality without being merely confessional.  He advances his considerable talent with great strength and forcefulness.  The poems ae buoyant with humor and mindful of larger mysteries even as they investigate very personal issues.  There is an urgency that is compelling; the work is immersed in the private grief of the speaker without excluding the reader.  There is real and hard-won wisdom and intelligence in the poems, offering genuine surprises and delight; their attractive humility is not a pose.
 

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Tom Andrews grew up in Charleston, West Virginia.  His first full-length collection of poems, The Brother's Country,  was selected for the National Poetry Series in 1989 by Charles Wright.  He has also edited a collection of essays on William Stafford.  He lives in Lancaster, Ohio and teaches in the writing program at Ohio University.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by University Of Iowa Press. 90 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Andrews's ( The Brother's Country ) second book, a winner of the 1993 Iowa Poetry Prize, concerns his own illness and a brother's passing. This is delicate writing, as Andrews's voice considers the sh

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Andrews's ( The Brother's Country ) second book, a winner of the 1993 Iowa Poetry Prize, concerns his own illness and a brother's passing.

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