Blind Horse: Poems

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Bottom Dog Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Poetry - 100 pages
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Poetry. Look into the wife's eyes/ when she tells her story, / the one she's earned. These poems of Jeanne Bryner simply, firmly bring measured dignity to the dusty world of her childhood memories. Jeanne Bryner's poems in BLIND HORSE bear witness to the small miracles that add up to survival in the harsh, difficult worlds of steel mills and mines. She documents the going into, the going under -- dark sweat trickling out the old dreams of a better life. She takes us into the workplaces, and into the homes, with an unflinching eye for telling details, the telling moments in these lives. She is too wise a poet to simply celebrate these lives or mourn for them. These tough, hard-edged poems tell the truth -- Jim Daniels

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Contents

I
9
Block 1954
15
Blood Sisters
22
Coons
28
Paper Dolls
35
Job Statement 1950
41
To Stop the Wind
47
Number One
55
Gray Fox
61
Homesick
68
The Devotion of Brown Lives
74
Snow Horses
80
Where Animals Gather
86
Why It Happens
92
Copyright

About the author (1999)

Jeanne Bryner was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, and lived in West Virginia until age four. A graduage of Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and Kent State University's Honors College, she has won several awards for community service, nursing, and writing. Her poetry has been adapted for the stage. Her first collection of poems, BREATHLESS, was published in 1995 as part of the Wick Series by Kent State University.

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