Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Poetry

Hear Trains

Apr, 09 2020 | no responses

While these poems share approaches, their larger effect is to sketch the history of civilization that is buried in language.

The More Extravagant Feast

Apr, 08 2020 | no responses

Green is a careful student of human strength and frailty, aware of the dichotomies always at play in the life cycle, and in the clash of the natural world with technology.

Flourish

Apr, 02 2020 | no responses

In a startling and invigorating way, each of the following poems is another party game enmeshed with violence and darkness: the violence of language twisted beautifully like a balloon poodle and darkness revealed as illuminate like the bumper of a car leaving sparks after a hit and run.

Shimmer

Mar, 12 2020 | no responses

The speaker mourns his mother while she lives and after she dies; he writes about other human losses, intimate and societal like those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks; and he profoundly depicts environmental losses, species-specific and planetary.

My Mountain Country

Mar, 11 2020 | no responses

The gorgeous cover strikes the first note of the theme: a traditional mountain landscape with steep inclines nestled in a white fog with a couple of trees breaking the lines and reminding us we are a mix of our roots, dug into the earth, and our branches reaching into mystery and the eternal.

Late Along the Edgelands

Mar, 10 2020 | no responses

Ever, the body risked is one dissolving, while the body through which the reader sees is, itself, nearly altogether dissolved. Those moments in which Falci’s own voice and persona peek through the pages, however, sing all the brighter—in these bits of self-reflection, the poet considers his own hand, the limits of his eyes and voice in the curation of these collected words.

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