Poetry. "THE BIG JOB is filled with exclamations, high-spirited imperatives, and raucous hilarity in poems that are linguistically and formally adventurous without being coy and vague. All of these qualities make them highly unfashionable, but we would do well to read them and see what we're missing in so much contemporary poetry that works so hard to say so little. In Manifesto #94, Edwards wrote the following lines, committing to political action: 'Now is the time / to set the wind free in the house. / Now is the time / to unsheathe my tongue / and take the safety off my hand.' Now is still the time."—Jonathan Andersen
Robert Edwards is originally from northern Minnesota. He attended Moorhead State University where he studied poetry with Thomas McGrath. His books include THE BIG JOB: POEMS 1978-2004 (Red Dragonfly Press, 2016), RUMORS OF EARTH (Red Dragonfly Press, 2011), TRANSPARENCIES (Red Dragonfly Press, 2009), Radio Venceremos, and American Sounds. Founder and editor of the magazine Pemmican, Edwards lives near Seattle.
Author City: KIRKLAND, WA USA