Poetry. "ARROWS IN HAND reveals those moments of clarity and mystery that shape and define our conscious lives. Mastering an impressive range of forms and strategies, McKown consistently identifies those details, dark as well as shining, that hold us forever at the edge of love and lament--a profound love for family, for the world. McKown follows those threads from their first glimmerings in childhood to the difficult turns an adult life will take, yet always with great compassion. And, as the best poetry always does, ARROWS IN HAND transforms loss to arrive at a willingness to step finaly into a light beyond the self"--Christopher Buckley. Derek McKowen taught creative writing for ten years at the University of California Riverside and and now lives in Syracuse, New York. This is his first collection of poetry.
Derek McKown's first book of poems, Arrows in Hand, was published in Fall 2008 by Greenhouse Review Press. He has recently returned to Syracuse after teaching creative writing for ten years at the University of California - Riverside.Author City: Syracuse, NY USA