Sunday, January 13, 2008

Stephen Dunn, "Where He Found Himself"

Stephen Dunn continues his tradition of "holding the quotidian and the transcendent simultaneously in view" with humor and tenderness in, "Where He Found Himself." "The new man unfolded a map and pointed to a dark spot on it. 'See, that's how/far away I feel all the time, right here/among all of you.' he said. / 'Yes,' John the gentle mule replied,/'alienation is clearly your happiness."

"Where He Found Himself"
The Best American Poetry 2007