Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. "Louis Jenkins is one of the most subtle poets of his generation"--Robert Bly. This new gathering of 50 prose poems amply confirms Louis Jenkins's mastery of the prose poem form. Whether confronting the dilemma of too much snow in northern Minnesota, sensing the spiritual forces beneath undulating lake waves, or observing a cloud of tiny insects as "the world's largest singles bar", these humorous, fascinating vignettes open an inquiry into the deeper meanings of everyday American life.
A new gathering of 50 prose poems that extends and refines the poet's mastery of the form.
About the Author
Louis Jenkins lives in Duluth, Minnesota. His poems have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Among his books of poetry are An Anlmost Human Gesture, All Tangled Up With the Living, Nice Fish: New and Selected Prose Poems (winner of the Minnesota Book Award) and Just Above Water. He has read his poems on A Prairie Home Companion and was featured poet at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in 1996. Two of his prose poems were published in The Best Ameriacn Poetry 1999.