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Baying at Two Moons

Baying at Two Moons

Heat in the Blood

Heat in the Blood

Lost Overnight in the Woods

Lost Overnight in the Woods

Casting Away

Casting Away

            for Turner Cassity

 

What burning force
beyond the curtain
of all that’s certain
draws us out from shore
into solution?

What glitter over
twilit water parses
hidebound human
parts to droplets
in an ocean,

our needs made
slight and slender
as the reeds we were
surrender to
redemptive motion.

William Conelly

Born in rural Iowa in 1943, William Conelly attended and then quit the Air Force Academy in the early 60's.  He then completed both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees at UC, Santa Barbara, under direction of the much-acclaimed poet Edgar Bowers and, 1969, moved to Massachusetts.  Over 30 odd years in that state he held various jobs in passing or part time —sales, transportation services, research, advertising and freelance writing— before settling into teaching freshman comp at Westfield State College.

In Montmartre Cemetery

In Montmartre Cemetery

The seated statue on Nijinsky’s tomb
Depicts him in the role he thought his best—
The gentle, solitary puppet whom
A jealous impresario oppressed.
In his clown costume with its collar ruff
And tasseled cap, he rests with chin in hand,
As if conceiving  he might yet pull off
The sane and independent life he planned.

Timothy Steele

Timothy Steele has published four collections of poems: Uncertainties and Rest (1979); Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems (1986); The Color Wheel (1994); and Toward the Winter Solstice (2006). The first two of these titles were reissued in 1995 in a joint volume, Sapphics and Uncertainties. He has also published two books of literary criticism—Missing Measures (1990) and All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing (1999)—and is the editor of The Poems of J. V. Cunningham (1997).

MISSING MEASURES, MODERN POETRY AND THE REVOLT AGAINST METER

cover of MISSING MEASURES, MODERN POETRY AND THE REVOLT AGAINST METERauthor: Tim Steele
Clara Gyorgyey
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1557281254
binding: Hardcover
list price: $33.00 USD
amazon price: $33.00 USD


The Color Wheel (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)

Through his collections of poems Timothy Steele has earned the reputation as a highly regarded poet who continue to work in meter. This volume brings together 35 new poems that extend the scope and deepen the spirit of his previous work. While always faithful to the richness and complexity of experience, the poems in "The Colour Wheel" aim to be clear and accessible. They blend imaginistic detail and reflection and bring to contemporary subjects what Steele calls "the preservative virtues of formal care".

cover of The Color Wheel (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)author: Timothy Steele
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0801849527
binding: Paperback
list price: $30.00 USD
amazon price: $19.12 USD


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