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We Are the Bus
This small book of poetry plays on themes of reminiscence, travel, and the bliss of simple things like being a boy with a Racket Box full of fireworks. This collection of 42 poems won the 2011 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. In it McKean transports...
Tags: Basketball, Memory
A Chinaman’s Chance
WSU English professor Alex Kuo’s newest collection of poetry, A Chinaman’s Chance: New and Selected Poems 1960-2010, will sadden, fascinate, and unexpectedly jar its readers into a fresh perspective of the sometimes terrifying world that ...
Tags: Race, China
Black Leapt In
In Chris Forhan’s latest collection of poems, Black Leapt In, the writer draws upon his childhood in Seattle, using striking natural images and startling honesty and insight. He balances straightforward description of the environment he grew ...
Tags: Seattle, Family
The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers
How to describe Robinson Jeffers, now 40 years deceased? Visionary or reactionary? Hard-eyed realist or Romantic throwback? The West's answer to the East's Robert Frost? California's anti-type in poetry and politics to John Steinbeck in fiction and p...
Categories: Poetry, Literature
Tags: American West
New Poets / Short Books, Volume One
Three collections of poems, by Gwendolyn Cash, Boyd W. Benson, and Lisa Galloway, each numbering something over 20 pages, comprise the first volume of Lost Horse Press's New Poets / Short Books series under the editorship of renowned poet Marvin Bell...
Down Along the Sunset
In this slender volume of 29 poems Benner Cummings ('51 Speech & Hearing Sci.) pays homage to the romance of surfing. Based upon Cummings's years as surfing and swimming coach at San Clemente High School, the poems celebrate the beauty, grace, daring...
In Praise of Fertile Land
There aren't many anthologies that juxtapose poems by the likes of Robert Frost with those of elementary school kids. In Praise of Fertile Land does, and it works. My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Towar...
Tags: Northwest history
Hiding from Salesmen
"Talk happiness," wrote the prolific poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox about 125 years ago. "The world is sad enough / Without your woe." The former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins has largely gone in that direction, and so has Scott Poole ('92 B.S. Psych.; ...
When it comes to fame and poetry, the locus classicus surely must be this passage from Milton's "Lycidas": "Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise / (That last infirmity of noble mind) / To scorn delights, and live laborious days." We of t...
Tags: Popular culture
The Actual Moon, the Actual Stars
While undertaking a 15-minute workout on the elliptical machine at the fitness center, I read a dozen poems from Chris Forhan's 2003 Morse Prize-winning book, The Actual Moon, the Actual Stars. Some poetry lovers might regard this as a shallow gestur...