Poetry. ISLANDS is a collection of three long poems, 'Sirens', 'Circe', and 'Calypso', which are all part of the same cycle of songs. Each poem took longer to write than the adventures described. Begun in the '60s, a piece of 'Circe' appeared in Poetry Chicago and the full poem was published by Fulcrum Press in 1969. An early unfinished version of 'Calypso' was included in a Christmas supplement of the Poetry Book Society in 1976 and is now complete and published for the first time. 'Sirens', recently finished, makes it first appearance in this collection. "These poems, sensuous and crafted sing of the sea. They are chiseled into shape and swell with echoes like a conch shell held to the ear telling the ancient story"--Tom Pickard.