Poetry. "ARTS & SCIENCES is a collection of poems that explore the relativity of time, space, form, ether, the sensual body, the awareness of spirit, and the symphony of all of these together. Drawing forth music from subatomic space and rivers of time, these poems wonder and marvel at being and loss within a latticework we cannot see, seeking resolution."—Kirk Westphal
Kirk Westphal spends his days helping to plan for clean and plentiful water throughout the United States. He has twice received national writing awards for professional journal articles on progressive water management. In 2006, he contributed to the guidance book State Water Resources Planning in the United States (American Society of Civil Engineers), and has helped draft water policy and management plans in 28 states. By night, he writes poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and a little music, mostly in easy keys. His poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, and he is the author of two previous books: No Ordinary Game (DownEast Books, 2015), a nonfiction collection of great moments in sports that happen to everyday people, and Bodies of Wood and Water (Kelsay Books, 2018), his first collection of poetry. In 2018 he finished building a cabin high atop a ravine in Western Massachusetts, where he spends time with his children and writes things like this book.
Author City: STOW, MA USA