Air Fare: Stories, Poems & Essays on Flight

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Nickole Brown, Judith Taylor
Sarabande Books, 2004 - Literary Collections - 237 pages
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From takeoff to landing and everything in-between, this anthology is about flying and the culture surrounding this precarious method of transportation. From the awe of being airborne to the shrink-wrapped airplane meals, from the phobia of flying to the very real reason for that fear, everything is explored.

Contributors include: Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Sharon Bryan, Andrea Hollender Budy, Kelly Cherry, Alain de Botton, Richard Garcia, Lise Goett, Albert Goldbarth, Jeffrey Harrison, Brenda Hillman, Peter LaSalle, Philip Levine, Lee Martin, William Matthews, Ian McEwan, Campbell McGrath, Carol Muske-Dukes, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shahib Nye, Barbara Ras, Sherrod Santos, Bruce Smith, Susan Stewart, Terese Svoboda, James Tate, Jean Valentine, Arthur Vogelsang, Charles Harper Webb, Jan Wesley,Colson Whitehead, Gary Young

 

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Contents

WILLIAM MATTHEWS 39000 Feet
8
BARBARA RAS Low Planes
24
JEFFREY HARRISON Pale Blue City
48
CAROL MUSKEDUKES Deicing the Wings
66
ARTHUR VOGELSANG Letter to Shakespeare
88
ALBERT GOLDBARTH Would you know a Snook or
103
TERESE SVOBODA Amelia Earhart
113
JEAN VALENTINE 1945
138
KELLY CHERRY Lt Col Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
155
LISE GOETT Space Age
162
JAN WESLEY Aerial View
183
Russ FRANKLIN Night Flying
191
PHILIP LEVINE Salt
211
Acknowledgments
231
The Editors
237
Copyright

MARTHA KINNEY uncle cy is building a plane
147

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About the author (2004)

Taylor is the author of two collections of poetry, Selected Dreams from the Animal Kingdom (Zoo Press, 2003), and Curios (Sarabande Books, 2000) as well as a chapbook, Burning, for which she received the Portlandia Prize. Taylor is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. She currently teaches literature and writing classes in Los Angeles, and is the editor of POOL: A Journal of Poetry. Brown recently graduated from the M.F.A. at VT College and is working on a collection of short stories with grant help from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She studied English Literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar and was the editorial assistant for Hunter S. Thompson in 1997. Her work has been featured in The Writer's Chronicle and Mammoth Books' 2003 Sudden Stories anthology. She currently lives in Louisville where she is the Director of Development and Marketing at Sarabande.

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