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Pennsylvania Collection Agency

Michael Burkard


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Pennsylvania Collection Agency is comprised of poems written in 1986 but withheld from publication until now. This volume utilizes the unifying structure of a single year in the poet’s life as an organizing principle. Burkard has been quietly accumulating one of the most fascinating verse biographies we have, and in this book we visit old territories in unexpectedly candid poems about alcoholism, beauty, and the poet’s childhood.

New Issues Poetry and Prose, 9781930974005, 93pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2001

About the Author

MICHAEL BURKARD is the author of numerous collections of poetry, the most recent being Entire Dilemma (Sarabande, 1998), Unsleeping (Sarabande, 2001), and Envelope of Night: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1966-1990. He has received a Whiting Writers' Award, the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and grants from the New York State Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently teaches at Syracuse University.