Synopses & Reviews
Winner of the Oregon Book Award's Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry
The poems in this remarkable volume showcase Biespiel's formal inventiveness and emotional range. The Book of Men and Women addresses our time and human condition in ways both domestic and global.
David Biespiel is president and writer-in-residence at The Attic Writers' Workshop.
"When David Biespiel tempers his 'bared teeth' voice with a commitment to the things, and not just the atmospheres, of this world, he can register sharp portraits of people, in relationships and alone, in all their bitter, beautiful want." -Poetry Magazine
"In his book about regret, longing, and loss, Biespiel explores the intricacies of relationships between men and women in settings both real and imaginary." -The Poetry Foundation