C. E. Poverman


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Deathmasks of Xo -- The electric dress -- Retour du Sahara -- Big blues -- Jade -- In the remains of her speech -- Every man should have an Asian wife -- Resurrection at Hanauma Bay -- Sports Illustrated -- The gift... Bihar, India -- Tooth -- A short apocryphal tale of the sea my father would deny anyway -- The black velvet girl


C. E. Poverman has traveled extensively and has worked many job–bartender, dynamiter, housepainter, family counselor and others. He was born in New Haven and received a B.A. degree with honors from Yale in 1966. He taught in Ahmedabad, India, at St. Xavier College on a Fulbright. He then taught briefly at Tham-masat College in Bangkok. Poverman received an M.F.A. degree from The University of Iowa (1969). He taught at the University of Hawaii in 1969-70, then stayed in Honolulu to write and do assorted jobs. He began teaching fiction writing at Yale in 1973. His stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Playboy, and Fiction International. He just completed a full-length fiction manuscript.—Back cover.

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Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction

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Barthelme, Donald

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University of Iowa Press


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