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Kevin Prufer

Four Way
2014 • 96 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-43-7

Churches is a book about the way we create our knowledge of the divine, of mortality and of the past through story

Churches explores the way our experience of the world is shaped through the stories we tell about ourselves. These poems braid multiple narratives that often take place in different times, or are seen through the eyes of various speakers. Here Prufer explores the interior and subjective nature of time as he engages with mortality, both as a cultural construct and a deeply personal, unarticulatable anxiety: “In this filtered light, / my brain is a nimbler thing, and strange. It loves / the slow derangements distance brings.”

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“Kevin Prufer is one of the most vital poets of his generation, saying important things about our culture in fearless, eloquent ways.” —David Walker, Field: Contemporary Poetry & Poetics

KEVIN PRUFER is the award-winning author of 5 previous poetry collections. Recipient of fellowships from the NEA and Lannan Foundation, he teaches at the University of Houston.

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