The Horse Show at Midnight; And, an Afternoon of Pocket Billiards by Henry Taylor
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In a career approaching thirty years in duration, Henry Taylor has established himself as one of the most accomplished poets of our time. Taylor's widely acclaimed third collection of verse, The Flying Change (LSU Press), received the Pulitzer Prize in 1986. Now his first two full-length collections, The Horse Show at Midnight and An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards, published in 1966 and 1975, respectively, are brought together in one volume. The Horse Show at Midnight consists of poems Taylor wrote while still an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, and many of the poems in An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards were composed while he was in the graduate writing program at Hollins College. Despite their youthful provenance, the poems display an already emergent skill and power. The reissue of these two long-unavailable collections is an important literary event.
 

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Taylor received the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for his third book of poetry. He is Professor of Literature and codirector of the MFA program in creative writing at American University.
 
Published April 1, 1992 by Louisiana State Univ Pr. 128 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This reissue of Pulitzer Prize-winning Taylor's ( The Flying Change ) first two books shows a poetic facility unusual in so young a writer (Taylor wrote The Horse Show at Midnight while an undergradua

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This reissue of Pulitzer Prize-winning Taylor's ( The Flying Change ) first two books shows a poetic facility unusual in so young a writer (Taylor wrote The Horse Show at Midnight while an undergraduate).

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