Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tavern recommends: 40 Watts by C. D. Wright

C. D. Wright's 40 Watts has just been released by Octopus Books in paperback. This collection features 40 small poems by Wright. And they are STUNNING. Here's a sample:


a barn held up by a pitchfork
surrounded by field on field
of wildflowers butterflies
cow pies beyond which
the snake-infested woods
the high-voltage fence
the big-stripe inmates

For those of you unfamiliar with Octopus Books, click here for more info. Our hats off to this great collection! This was printed in an edition of only 600 copies, so get while the gettin's good.