Time Capsules (Paperback)

By Kendall Dunkelberg

Texas Review Press, 9781933896311, 88pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

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Time Capsule is Kendall Dunkelberg's second full length collection of poetry. In it he explores themes of love, marriage, and fatherhood against the backdrop of contemporary American life, ranging from his childhood home in Iowa to Mississippi, where he has lived for the past fifteen years. Cross-country travel to Massachusetts, New Mexico, Alabama, and Georgia, as well as a honeymoon in Spain, also informs his vision. These poems traverse myth and memory through cycles of nature and culture, life and death, to arrive at a tranquil, if tenuous, sense of equilibrium. 

About the Author

KENDALL DUNKELBERG is director of creative writing at Mississippi University for Women, where he also directs the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium and is professor of English. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi.

Praise For Time Capsules

". . . encompasses eloquence and sense, memory and implication. These skillful poems give us much to admire, and even more to taste, to see. Here, the faraway is as local as chokecherries, as the calls of the catbird and turtle dove, as walking a dog through Possum Town, as a long cup of coffee at the Czech Inn of Spillville, Iowa. . . a complete pleasure."—Angela Ball

"These poems . . . take us on journeys both exterior and interior, where a meditation on something as small as the sprouting of an iris or as large as rivers and prairies reveals the emotional life that hovers beneath the brilliant surface."—John Bensko

". . . In a flower’s ‘calm green leaves,’ in a catbird’s ‘elusive, alluring’ presence, and in scores of manifestations, Kendall Dunkelberg discovers ‘a silver sanctuary where we can rest. . . .’"—Richard Lyons