Poetry. Stewart, a plumber's son and a past plumber himself, explores the larger meaning of work and its place in the mind, the heart, and the family. "There is an unexpected spirituality here and...a remarkable series of sepia-toned snapshots: of Italian immigrants, family dinners (the 'sacrament of pasta'), fatherly advice and childhood memories fused with the present," writes Steve Paul in the Kansas City Star. Now in paperback.
Robert Stewart has won a National Magazine Award for editorial achievement from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Books include The Narrow Gate: Writing, Art & Values (essays, Serving House Books, 2014), Outside Language: Essays (Helicon Nine Editions, a PEN Center USA Literary Awards finalist; and winner of the Thorpe Menn Award); in addition to PLUMBERS, he has published the chapbooks Taking Leave, Rescue Mission, Climatron, and Chickenhood. He directed the Midwest Poets Series at Rockhurst University for 35 years. He is editor of New Letters magazine and New Letters on the Air, a nationally syndicated literary radio program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he also teaches in its MFA program in creative writing and media arts.Author City: KANSAS CITY, MO USA