" Dobyns' poetry] has a somber, eccentric beauty not quite like anything else around these days."--The New York Times Book Review
" Dobyns] blends philosophical musings with daft, deft metaphors and a cheeky vernacular."--Poetry
Poet and best-selling novelist Stephen Dobyns employs everything from Atlantic seascapes to werewolf dreams to explore issues public and private. By turns tough and tender, Dobyns' plainspoken poems create and reflect a worldview full of possibilities. He contrasts the quotidian with the exalted, always delivered in a precise, familiar voice. Daily walks become meditations on politics, philosophy, literature, and the larger considerations of existence and being.
Stephen Dobyns is the author of twenty-one books of fiction, including the popular Saratoga crime series, twelve books of poetry, and a collection of nonfiction. Dobyns has worked as a reporter for The Detroit News and has taught at the University of Iowa, Sarah Lawrence College, Warren Wilson College, Syracuse University, and Boston University. He lives in Rhode Island.
Copper Canyon Press, 9781556593055, 65pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2010