Exactly What Happened

Exactly What Happened
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ISBN10: 
1557531587
ISBN13: 
9781557531582
Pages: 
82
Published: 
January 1st 1999 by Purdue University Press
Rating: 
4.25

This first collection of poems unveils the magician's trick: an illusion only works if we believe that what we've just seen is exactly what happened. With a hairsplitting sense of detail and spellbinding language, Joel Brouwer's poems consider characters

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