Poetry. READING SUNDAY, a selection of poems written between 1980 and 2015 by Terry Savoie, contains material first published in journals such as American Poetry Review, North American Review and The Iowa Review that centers on life in rural Midwest Iowa and Wisconsin.
"How bracing to come across these weathered poems, intensely seen and known and felt. Despite 'black nights like long flat ribbons stretched,' each new poem, like a whiskered catfish, or Lazarus, rises 'into another morning,' often with 'a barbed hook planted deep' in its throat." —David Hamilton
Terry Savoie is a retired teacher, married and living just outside Iowa City. He was educated in Wisconsin and Iowa before serving as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam conflict. After working with adjudicated and at-risk adolescents for two decades, Savoie completed his career teaching both writing and literature in high school and community colleges. The recipient of three National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, he has had poetry and short stories published in more than two hundred literary journals in the past thirty-five years including American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Northwest Review, The Sonora Review, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review and North American Review.Author City: CORALVILLE, IA USA