Fishing with Blood (Paperback)

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The poet explains the origin of the poetry book's unusual title: A sure way to catch catfish and other bottom-feeders is to squeeze a ball of partially dried cow's blood around a hook. The blood dissolves slowly, spreading its tendrils of odor into the surrounding water. It's like the tight wad of blood relations out of which I keep flinging myself and my words, both to lure whatever is out there and to assure myself of how tightly I'm hooked to the center.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780911198942
ISBN-10: 0911198946
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication Date: January 1988
Pages: 74
Language: English