Poetry. SOME TIME IN THE WINTER is an extended non-linear poetic sequence that includes unexpected juxtapositions and shifts in tempo among images, subjects, and both familiar and unfamiliar ways of talking, presenting, and being. The range is extraordinary; it includes comic moments, breathtaking masterful passages and short sequences, and extended meditations on time, distance, location. So many extraordinary images jump off almost every page: "my books / were extinguished by a flood of milk"; "to the extent stars fed, it would rain"; "A glove every ornament / on the calendar instructs"; "Wind flapped through tin prey." All of this is put together in a way that feels inevitable and complete. This is a masterful work by a poet whose unique power and command of beauty have been noted by other poets such as Robert Creeley, John Ashbery, and James Tate.
Michael Burkard teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Syracuse University and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He has received prizes from The American Poetry Review and the Pushcart Press, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His books of poetry include My Secret Boat (W. W. Norton), Entire Dilemma (Sarabande Books), Unsleeping (Sarabande Books), LUCKY COAT ANYWHERE (Nightboat Books, 2011), and SOME TIME IN THE WINTER (W.D. Hoffstadt & Sons, 2014).Author City: SYRACUSE, NY USA