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About the Book: “In this beautiful debut volume, Stephen Burt, in poetic actions that range with unusual ease from prose to sonnets and free verse, explorers the sensation of selfhood as it presents itself, in all its fractured parts, for re-formation. His speaker moves from the longing to ’be someone else’ – to rid himself […]

Palma Cathedral

About the Book: “There is a Wordsworthian grandeur about Michael White’s poems, a rhetorical and emotional fullness that is breathtaking. His attention to the shifting complexity of the natural world, his precise diction, his finely tuned cadences carry with them an unusual power, an immense gravity. Reading him, one feels the irresistible pull of belief […]

The Thicket Daybreak

About the Author: Catherine Webster is a poet, teacher, and third-generation California farmer who lives in the San Joaquin Valley. Her book of poems The Concept of Bodily Objects was also published in 1997. She has edited Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems, and her work has appeared in Hwy 99, […]

Summer Mystagogia

About the Author: Bruce Beasley grew up in Macon, Georgia, and won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1992. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Spirituals and The Creation, which won the Ohio State University Press/Journal Award in 1994. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, Antaeus, Field, Hudson […]

Strike Anywhere

About the Book: “Although his work comes out of the poetries of Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, and Frank O’Hara and James Tate, Young has his own original voice. The language, the invention, the imagination, and the sheer fun of his poems is astounding. It’s not all dazzle either. The poems are also moving. This man […]