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The Welter of Me and You
Peter Schireson

Coal Hill Review
2014 • 24 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$10.00 Paperback, 978-1-932870-96-1

Winner of the 2013 COAL HILL REVIEW Chapbook Contest.

Winner of the 2013 COAL HILL REVIEW Chapbook Contest. Poems interested in human connection, these consise and wise creations ask how we are both intimate and unknown to those who matter most.

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“Schireson is an imaginative, humane observer of reality. In these poems he describes women in old movies “wearing hats as big / as braising pans,” and sparrows standing on a window ledge with such poise, they remind him of ballerinas at the barre. Schireson s poems are tender, and often funny. But above all, they are full of honest intelligence. This is an exciting debut.”—James Arthur

PETER SCHIRERSON lives in Palo Alto, California. Originally from Los Angeles, he went to school at Cal Berkeley, University of Victoria, and Harvard University. He has studied Zen Buddhism in the U.S and Japan and is a priest and Dharma lineage holder in the Suzuki Roshi Soto Zen lineage. Retired from a long and varied work life, Peter devotes himself to family, to writing, and to Zen practice and teaching. His writing has been published or is forthcoming in Grey Sparrow Journal, Post Road, New Delta Review, The Lyric, Quiddity, RHINO, and other journals.

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