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Southwest Book Award
Southwest Book Award February 15, 2008
--Bobby Byrd

White Panties, Dead Friends & Other Bits & Pieces of Love by Bobby Byrd has been awarded a Southwest Book Award!

"I find this whimsical, irreverent, haunting voice compulsively readable. In fact, I breezed through the whole book in one sitting, and then read parts of it again...Trust me: you're in for a treat."
óPowell's Books blog

Dear Steve,

I donít believe in Heaven,
but I hope youíre there among the flowers.
Here in El Paso June has been so hot
even Buddhism doesnít work anymore.
The hummingbirds donít care.
They insist upon their enlightenment.
Like the sparrows and the ants.
Even the stones are enlightened.
I donít know what my problem is.
At least itís twilight now.
Miraculous holy twilight.
Lee and I are on the front porch eating
sweet New Mexico cherries,
homemade cornbread
and her delicious split pea soup.


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