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The Resource On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, poems by Bobby Byrd

On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, poems by Bobby Byrd

Label
On the transmigration of souls in El Paso
Title
On the transmigration of souls in El Paso
Statement of responsibility
poems by Bobby Byrd
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bobby Byrd: 'El Paso is a desert city rooted like a thicket of salt cedar, cottonwoods and mesquite on the banks of the Rio Grande. The Mexicans call it the Rio Bravo. This shallow ribbon of muddy water becomes, within the city limits of El Paso, the border between Mexico and the United States. On the other side is Juárez in the state of Chihuahua. Many different people, whether they like it or not, have to come through El Paso. Thats what el paso means, the pass, a place to go through. Some, like myself and my family, end up staying a long time.' 'Byrd sure shoots a mean game with words. His language, his subject matter, his sensibility are there to remind us that we really inhabit / the holy body of God, that we are all hungry ghosts / all of us.' Ultimately, Byrds book is about the community Byrd has learned to embracehis book is a work that pays homage to those who have formed himhis neighbors, his children, his wife, the poets whose voices still urge him to write. This is a book for everybody' / Benjamin Alire S̀enz"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
RBN
Dewey number
821
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.Y66
LC item number
O6 1992
Literary form
poetry
Label
On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, poems by Bobby Byrd
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • One of the angels
  • The story of John (a fiction)
  • Two haiku from work
  • Dear Steve,
  • The still point of the turning world
  • One of the meanings of the 1987 Championship Series
  • The first chapter of a book about Joe
  • Once upon a time
  • It
  • Sad things to say
  • This is a poem for everybody
  • Real life, #19
  • On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, #3
  • 103 degrees in the Chihuahua Desert
  • The broken coffee pot
  • Travel log
  • Another haiku found at work
  • Bird poem
  • While we talked about a dead man
  • Line composed on the El Paso Street Bridge
  • ...For we are the Sultans, we are the Sultans of Swing
  • Morning prayer
  • What'cha going to do in real life?
  • Morning chant, the end of summer
  • The good life
  • The spirit of place
  • Art in America
  • Winter solstice, 1986 : a journal note
  • Sometimes
  • This poem I'll sell for $100
  • Meditation exercises
  • Talking to a dead man
  • February poem about art
  • Summer solstice near the end of the world
  • Dear Carl,
  • A brief description of what goes on in Streater's Pub on Galveston Island
  • On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, #11
  • Same old song about spring
  • Sacraments
  • Love's body
  • On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, #5
  • A Texas waltz
  • Dear Frank,
  • On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, #7
  • Dawn has slipped over us like a sheet
  • Amulet to cure me of my sadness
  • Dear Jack,
  • The end of the 1990 season
  • Things you can't do in Alburquerque or Santa Fe, #11
  • I was at a party at Joe's house
Control code
27887145
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780938317197
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • n
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Inscribed by author for Sandra [Cisneros]. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of L.D. Clark Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-124). From the library of L.D. Clark. Inscribed by author for LaVerne and L.D. [Clark], December 1992. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)27887145
Label
On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, poems by Bobby Byrd
Publication
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • One of the angels
  • The story of John (a fiction)
  • Two haiku from work
  • Dear Steve,
  • The still point of the turning world
  • One of the meanings of the 1987 Championship Series
  • The first chapter of a book about Joe
  • Once upon a time
  • It
  • Sad things to say
  • This is a poem for everybody
  • Real life, #19
  • On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, #3
  • 103 degrees in the Chihuahua Desert
  • The broken coffee pot
  • Travel log
  • Another haiku found at work
  • Bird poem
  • While we talked about a dead man
  • Line composed on the El Paso Street Bridge
  • ...For we are the Sultans, we are the Sultans of Swing
  • Morning prayer
  • What'cha going to do in real life?
  • Morning chant, the end of summer
  • The good life
  • The spirit of place
  • Art in America
  • Winter solstice, 1986 : a journal note
  • Sometimes
  • This poem I'll sell for $100
  • Meditation exercises
  • Talking to a dead man
  • February poem about art
  • Summer solstice near the end of the world
  • Dear Carl,
  • A brief description of what goes on in Streater's Pub on Galveston Island
  • On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, #11
  • Same old song about spring
  • Sacraments
  • Love's body
  • On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, #5
  • A Texas waltz
  • Dear Frank,
  • On the transmigration of souls in El Paso, #7
  • Dawn has slipped over us like a sheet
  • Amulet to cure me of my sadness
  • Dear Jack,
  • The end of the 1990 season
  • Things you can't do in Alburquerque or Santa Fe, #11
  • I was at a party at Joe's house
Control code
27887145
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780938317197
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • n
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Inscribed by author for Sandra [Cisneros]. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of L.D. Clark Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-124). From the library of L.D. Clark. Inscribed by author for LaVerne and L.D. [Clark], December 1992. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)27887145

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