Poetry. This is Patrick Lawler at his usual best. Whether taking us from a universe he unscrambles through the eyes of a newborn or sharing philosophical intimacy in his letter exchange between Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, the reader can do nothing but tag along, literally willing each page to turn on this seemingly endless journey through a time only Lawler seems capable of creating and controlling so masterfully with his always open-ended creativity exploring and gently excavating the past as it unfolds.
Patrick Lawler is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, two New York State Foundation for the Arts grants, a Saltonstall Artist's grant, and CNY Book Award for Fiction. At SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, he teaches Literature of Nature and Environmental Writing courses, and at LeMoyne College he is Writer in Residence where, besides poetry and fiction, he teaches scriptwriting and playwriting. He has published five collections of poetry: A Drowning Man is Never Tall Enough (University of Georgia Press), reading a burning book (Basfal Books), FEEDING THE FEAR OF THE EARTH (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2006), Trade World Center (Ravenna Press), UNDERGROUND (NOTES TOWARD AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY), combining an interview with poetry and memoir (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2011), and CHILD SINGS IN THE WOMB (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2014). His novel Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds is the winner of the Ronald Sukenick American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize—Fiction Collective 2 (University of Alabama Press). Four Way Books will be publishing a collection of short stories, The Meaning of If, in 2014.Author City: LIVERPOOL, NY USA