Jackhammer Poems


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In these 37 poems, Ben Jacques brings to life the world of labor, skilled and unskilled. You’ll meet Harley, a groundskeeper who waters the dandelions; Sam, who knows snakes have only one color; and Cleve, a milkman who pays a customer to stop buying from him. You’ll learn about carpet installing and piano tuning, picking apricots and canning peaches. Professor of English for 24 years at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Jacques spent his early adult years working in construction, installing carpet, and writing for newspapers and journals. He is the author of two books of prose: In Graves Unmarked: Slavery & Abolition in Stoneham, Massachusetts, and If the Shoe Fits: Stories of Stoneham Then & Now.

Weight .36 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .25 in

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