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The Foundling Wheel
Blas Falconer

Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2012 • 72 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-98-6

A Puerto Rican American poet takes us on his journey through, and celebration of, gay adoption, fatherhood, and partnership

Centered on the adoption of a gay couple’s first child, The Foundling Wheel employs apt imagery to create an emotional mosaic that explores the complicated bond between father and son. Beginning in a place where the desire to have a child has not yet been realized, this book is a journey, and while the poems certainly rejoice in fatherhood, they also grapple with the fears that accompany it.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“…Falconer turns survival and surrender into bittersweet sources of praise.” —Phillis Levin

“…The Foundling Wheel [is] a force in itself.” —Stanley Plumly

BLAS FALCONER is the author of the poetry collection A Question of Gravity and Light and a coeditor of two essay collections. Recipient of an NEA Fellowship, among others, he is the coordinator for the Creative Writing Program at Austin Peay State University and poetry editor at Zone 3 Journal.

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:21:40 -0500