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lucky coat anywhere
Michael Burkard

2011 • 176 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-9844598-1-0

The first collection of new poems by this brilliant, uncanny poet in ten years

In his first collection of new poems since Unsleeping, Michael Burkard presents an array of verse and prose forms dense with allusion, emotion and sensuality. Drawing on his own strand of the confessional lyric—a peculiar combination of dreams, personal disclosure, and matter-of-fact accounts of daily life—these poems rinse perception and allow one to actually see the world, free of simulation and stimulation, for what it really is.

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“He gives us the wisdom of indescribability and the mystery of beauty and wonder.”—Malena Morling

From the Book:

Mathematical Angel

Don’t have any proof of this.
Do have rain,
things around the room: a harmonica
(blue and small),
a photograph of you much too far
away, lamp, desk, tapes,
shoes, memories of shoes, papers
from various stores and receipts
to draw upon and write upon,
algebraic tables which appear
obsolete, sunlight which is
hastening rain’s end and obsolete
memories, —this is not where
I was headed.

MICHAEL BURKARD is the author of ten previous collections of poetry, including Envelope of Night: Selected and Uncollected Poems 1966–1990. He has received numerous awards, including a Whiting Award and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. He teaches at Syracuse University.

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