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That Father Lost

Dave Lucas

‘The last words I heard my father speak were Help me, over and over again. In all the rest of my life I will never reconcile this with any God I could dream of believing in.’

Dave Lucas

Dave Lucas is the author of Weather, a book of poems. He has received numerous honours for his work, including a Henry Hoyns Fellowship from the University of Virginia and a ‘Discovery’/The Nation Prize. He has also received Hopwood Awards in poetry and nonfiction from the University of Michigan, where he is a PhD candidate in English language and literature. He lives in Ann Arbor and Cleveland, where he was born and raised.

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