Selected Poems: 1965-1995
SELECTED POEMS: 1965-1995* was chosen as one of the Village Voice's "25 Favorite Books of 1995" and was listed as one of the top 10 poetry books of the year - the only book published by a university press - by a panel of professional literary critics from such places as The Chicago Tribune, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Review of Books, and The Washington Post.
- *Contains work from: PEOPLE LIVE, THEY HAVE LIVES; THRONE/FALCON/EYE; BLOOD LORD; and COLLECTING EVIDENCE.
DID I SAY FATHER?
Tears "burst" from the eyes.
This is the duty of words.
Is silence better?
To look down in the street.
The world is like bread.
Forgive me if I lift my hand to affirm.
Or is it to question?
Mother had been a blind date.
Love at first sight.
Dirt below black birds.
None to corroborate the fox trot.
--From the "New Poems" section
SELECTED POEMS: 1965-1995 is published by the Miami University Press (Oxford, OH).
To order: click title in the "TO ORDER" column.