Author: Robert Vandermolen
Description: VanderMolen is a born storyteller. It is not uncommon for someone to lose a thread or to lose direction entirelyin his narrative poems: "I lost the progression / Of his tale in the heat, / Watching the dangling / Growth on the tip of his tongue, / Something out of a Hawthorne / Story, a slight worm / As in a mouth of an angler fish." Through his verse, we often seem to enter in the middle of a story - and we always want to know more. He says that he observes the world. And while this is no doubt true, it is equally true that he creates the world he portrays in his poems. He is like a guide to a world we know well but can't quite see. And we are grateful for the light - more flashlight than spotlight - that he shines on scenes we would never see without him.
Printed: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches, 93 pages
Publisher’s Link: http://msupress.msu.edu/