Poetry. THE YELLOW HOUSE, Dave Etter's thirty-third collection, presents a dizzying variety of characters and voices, litanies and lists. Rooted in rural Illinois, the poet's house literally stands within earshot of Main Street while providing a view across the railroad tracks to where the prairie breeze rustles the corn in the fields outside of town. The day-to-day blues, the bitter-sweet pangs of sex and mortality, the down-to-earth joys of small town, USA—it's all here. Who'd ever think a small town could be this large?
Dave Etter is the author of thirty-three books of poetry, including four from Red Dragonfly Press, THE LIONTAMER'S DAUGHTER (2008), DANDELIONS (2010), BLUE RAIN (2012), and THE YELLOW HOUSE (2014). He has published his poems in numerous American and foreign magazines, anthologies, and textbooks and his work has been translated into German, Polish, and Japanese. Among his awards are the Carl Sandburg, Society of Midland Authors, Theodore Roethke (from Poetry Northwest), Illinois Sesquicentennial, and Chicagoland magazine prizes. Etter's "Alliance," "Illinois" and "Sunflower County" poems have been performed on stage by college, high school, and little theater groups throughout Illinois. He lives in Lanark, Illinois, with his wife, Peggy, and a handsome male cat named Georgie, who has become the heart and soul of their house on East Locust Street.
Author City: LANARK, IL USA