Poetry. Eva Hooker writes "Adam Halbur's POOR MANNERS is a walk through another country. Three, in fact: one made of idiom, one made of metaphor, and one made of geography. His language is apt, plain and rooted in the American heartland. He writes about loose horses, peat burnings, stone cisterns, and roads that seem to go to nowhere. His metaphors are plain and often lifted from farm country. They explore, on the slant and sometimes darkly, what it means to be a young man. Adam's poems construct a geography of the local--'love is a chore' and Mrs. Hawes's henhouse always needs work--and the far away, all places he calls 'home' in his exquisite closing poem. He is a true poet of the prairie parish. And beyond."
Adam Halbur's work has previously appeared in the anthology Never Before: Poems about First Experiences (Four Way Books, 2005) and journals such as The Fauquier Poetry Journal and The Fourth River from the Upper Midwest. He currently lives in Tokyo with his wife, son, and daughter. Author City: Tokyo JAP