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A Mingus Lullaby
Charles Mingus, the renowned musician, composer and civil rights activist, claimed to be three people,...
The Ecstatic Torture of Gratitude
Jill Battson's highly anticipated collection of poems, The Ecstatic Torture of Gratitude, pushes deep into...
The Alchemy of the Body and Other Poems
I listened to your prayer, I listened to the sun burning in the leaves, I...
The Fat Man Arpeggios
In The Fat Man Arpeggios, Pellegrino D'Acierno presents a ludic portrait of the Fat Man...
Birdheart
The poems in Elana Wolff's first collection, Birdheart, trace a summer's trip from Toronto to...
math for couples
In math for couples, we re-visit the past to discover our place in the contemporary...
Paul Nelson's new collection, Burning the Furniture, moves through a startling array of things seen while arranging the experience of them into a lucid privacy of mind that is the feature of first memory, what quiets the human heart -- these are wonderful and beautiful poems. -- Norman Dubie, author of The Volcano

"The young man who brings wood / has been on the way forever / may be at the war / so we burn the bedposts / the armoire chair-rails and finials / that banister"
Burning The Furniture

Paul Nelson
2014
Burning The Furniture
then touch me here
A Prayer
Formentera Followed by The Gardens of Suzhou
Silt
A Place in the World
Götterdämmerung
Somersault
The All Nighter's Radio
Passenger: Selected Poems
The Missing Field
Cantos North / Cantos du nord: An English-French Bilingual Edition
The Bursting Test