Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. These are Manhattan poems, down-and-out poems, looking-for-a-job poems, regarding the world from a street corner poems. "In this rich collection of tender poems, [Pilkington] celebrates the small consolations of daily life that offer spiritual relief in the face of disappointment and loss."—Jim Daniels
These are Manhattan poems, down-and-out poems, looking-for-a-job poems, regarding the world from a street corner poems.
About the Author
Kevin Pilkington's poetry collection, Spare Change (1997) won the La Jolla Poets Press National Book Award, Ready to Eat the Sky (River City Press, 2004) was a finalist for an Independent Publishers Books Award and his chapbook, Getting By, was awarded the Ledge Poetry Prize. He is also the author of IN THE EYES OF A DOG (NYQ Books, 2009) and THE UNEMPLOYED MAN WHO BECAME A TREE (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in many anthologies including Birthday Poems: A Celebration, Western Wind, Contemporary Poetry of New England and a wide variety of journals, including The New York Quarterly, Poetry, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Boston Review, Yankee, Columbia, Greensboro Review, and The Valparaiso Review. A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he is a member of the full-time writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches a workshop in the graduate program at Manhattanville College.