Shopping Cart Link

Oberlin College Press

Sign up for our newsletter

Bookmark and Share
Cart link
Paperback add to cart

For Educators
View cart
Cover image Click for larger image

Jonah Winter

FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin College Press
2004 • 71 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - American

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-96-9

This poet writes fiercely and hilariously about the trivial and the other words, about our lives and dreams. And he does it from an imagination whose inventiveness seems to have no limits. Winter is also the author of Maine and numerous children’s books.

Click here for TABLE OF CONTENTS

Reviews / Endorsements

"Jonah Winter resides in the Hotel Amnesia, the Hotel of Stars--and though he's a comedian, his room is one along the corridor of the wistful, urbane dreamers: Joseph Cornell, Jean Cocteau. Anais Nin, Charles Simic. At the heart of his method is the list, almost verbless: his marvelous catalogues place unlikely things side by side, creating within the frame of the poem the tantalizing windows of the city of dream."—Mark Doty

From the Book:


How under the pier
the water gets darker

How inside the box, the nails
touch each other.

How an orange
rolls away from the other oranges.

How the pillow
fits your head by morning

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:11:51 -0500