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  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:70
  • eBook ISBN:9781667833705
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667833699

Does the Wind Worry?

by Augustus Merrill

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This is a book of poems in an original and innovative form in which a prose frame leads into traditional lined verse. The frame and poems read like a collection of miniature short stories.
This is book of poems in an original and innovative form in which brief prose passages lead into traditional lined verse. A ship's captain loses his nerve, a young black girl asks, "What's the point of math when Christmas is coming?, an old woman selects the books she will take with her to the grave. This poetic form is intended to provide the context without which so many poems are difficult and puzzling. The form offers the compactness of the short story merging into the lyrical quality of poetry. The poems are easy to read and are not intended to be difficult or academic/
About the author
Augustus Lee Merrill is retired from a thirty year teaching career as professor of English literature at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. He has been involved in the conservation issues of the Lake Superior region as a member of the boards of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and Voyageurs National Park. His writing has appeared in College English, Poetry Now, The Wisconsin Academy Review and Gray's Sporting Journal. Lee lives with his wife Melinda in Washburn, Wisconsin.

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