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And So
Joel Brouwer

Four Way
2009 • 88 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-91-7

Poetry that frames and zooms close-up on lovers and strangers as they couple and recoil

And So, the third collection by Joel Brouwer frames and zooms close-up on lovers and strangers as they couple and recoil. Cynical yet energetic, And So is a considered study of the ways we tell the lives we lead. With its poignant lacunae and recurring events, Brouwer offers an unstinting look at how separate our lives together are.

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And So is a wonderfully strange book. Its despairing characters are alone even when in a pair, but there is a kind of joy in the poet’s attentiveness to the expanse of their distress and the distress of others.”—Matthea Harvey

“These poems hold on for dear life to the observed and imagined world, no matter how abandoned.”—Jean Valentine

JOEL BROUWER’S two previous collections of poems are Exactly What Happened (Purdue University Press, 1999), and Centuries (Four Way Books, 2003). He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. He teaches at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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