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A collection of poems about family, inner perceptions, relationships, and friends. As the author says in the poem:
“...Read books with words dark as
rained-on grass, tree trunks, blacktop, clothes
sucking up to skin. Each word slides like mascara.
The water on my cheek, pressing down my hair, hanging
like spiders from my eyelashes — these are all part
of the book, the part that makes it worth reading.
Let these be the last lines you write — not a suicide
note, but as final as one. Beware the greed good poetry
breeds, greed for more and more verse. Soon you
won’t get through the day without a shot.“
Paperback: 200 pages
Publishing date: August 18, 2017
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Timothy Robbins teaches ESL and does freelance translation in Wisconsin. He has a BA in French and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Indiana University. He has been a regular contributor to “Hanging Loose” since 1978. His poems have also appeared in Adelaide Literary Magazine, Three New Poets, The James White Review, Slant, Main Street Rag, Two Thirds North, The Pinyon Review, Wisconsin Review, and others.