This remarkable debut collection should put poet John Palmer among the most intelligent and deeply moving poets of the time. He writes of nature and of place in a powerful voice rarely experienced. Don’t open this book looking for easy, facile poems. But do open it, and read and reread it, if you are ready for a powerful and haunting experience.
John Palmer has degrees from Duke University, The University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as an MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has had work published in The Antioch Review, Cimarron Review, Denver Quarterly, High Plains Literary Review, Indiana Review, Seneca Review, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. He lives and works in western Massachusetts.