The Lost Seventh
Poetry / American / General
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5 in x 7.25 in (12.7 cm x 18.415 cm)
black & white on cream paper
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ISBN-13: 978-0615445946 / ISBN-10: 0615445942
Praise for Steve Wilson’s The Lost Seventh
“The figure who moves through these poems is a wanderer, a ‘dark watcher’ and a listener – to river, woods, ocean, and above all language itself. The poems take place where shadow meets substance and words compact as they break on the rocky shore. Readers who slow themselves sufficiently to hear their fine-tuned music will find themselves traveling with the poet ‘along the edge of what / we give ourselves // to see.’”
–Lee Sharkey, Poetry Editor, Beloit Poetry Journal
Steve Wilson’s poems are always close to the bone. Not only are they so lean in language and form as to make you ache, but they also move you to contemplate being and mortality, love and loss, courage and despair, joy and grief in images of earth, water, wind, light, and dark that affirm the elemental unity of nature with the human soul and body that yearn ceaselessly after meaning and fulfillment.”
–Stephen Meats, Poetry Editor, The Midwest Quarterly
“The poems of Steve Wilson, like an exquisite landscape at dawn, or a walk outside after too many days indoors, bear a breathtaking, transporting, luminous power. They hint, they nudge, with granite grace and delicate discretion mysteriously twined. How does he do it? Read them.”
–Naomi Shihab Nye
About the Author
Steve Wilson, who teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Texas State University, has had the remarkable good fortune to spend a decade of summers in Ireland with his wife Nancy and his two sons, Samuel and Connor – experiences that inform the poems in The Lost Seventh. His work appears regularly in journals nationwide, as well as in a number of anthologies including What Have You Lost (Harper Tempest, 2001), American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (University of Iowa Press, 2001), and An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions, 2009). Wilson’s previous books are Allegory Dance (Black Tie Press, 1991), The Singapore Express (Black Tie Press, 1994), and The Anatomy of Water: A Sampling of Contemporary American Prose Poems (ed. / Linwood Publishers, 1992).
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