Somewhere in Southern Indiana:
Poems of Midwestern Origin


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Contents

Part One: The Forefather Arrives


The Forefather Arrives
Entering the Southern Indiana Wilderness
Jasper: The Foundation
A Pioneer Wedding
The Pigeons of St. Henry, Indiana
Butchering: After a Family Photograph
Tillie, Josie, and Marie
Uncle
Postcard from Missouri

 
 

Part Two: The Woods of Southern Indiana

Cutting Wood: After a Family Photograph
The Woods of Southern Indiana
Remembering Heavy Snows
Shooting a Squirrel
Squirrel at the Birdfeeder
Indigo Bunting
Sweet Gum
Pin Oak
Shagbark Hickory
Chamomile
Purple Trillium
Tulip Poplar
Pawpaw
Persimmon
Dutchman's Breeches
Sugar Maple
Walnut
Skinning a Rabbit
Driving Back Roads Late at Night
Darkness Comes to the Woods
Southern Indiana

 
Part Three: Curving Back

Hoosier Songs
St. Meinrad Archabbey
To Obscure Men
Two Bricks and a Board
My Father Young Again
A Terre Haute Story
German Fries
Sisters
A Civil War Veteran from Indiana Recalls Visiting
     with Walt Whitman in a Washington Hospital
Theodore Dreiser's Cathedral
Flight
Boy Scouts Camping Out
The Patoka River and the Blessinger Brothers
For an Old Friend
Basketball Season Begins
Hills
Curving Back
Somewhere in Southern Indiana

 
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