Poetry. Robert Farnsworth's first two books were published by Wesleyan University Press. Twenty years later, Harbor Mountain Press brings out Farnsworth's next: fine narrative poems made of patina and salt, family memory and youthful outlook, reality and regret. "Farnsworth returns with poems of wonder and shame, loneliness and 'the strange, sun-spun fabric of the world.' In carefully sculpted lines, alternately lyrical and narrative, cultured and stripped down, he offers poems that arrive unannounced and track the unexpected turns life takes, the way an unanticipated moment can become part of a story we were meant to hear"—Publishers Weekly, starred review.
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Robert Farnsworth has published his poetry in magazines throughout the U.S., in Canada and the UK, including the Hudson Review, The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, Malahat Review, Poetry & Audience, etc., and in three collections: RUMORED ISLANDS (Harbor Mountain Press, 2010), Honest Water (Wesleyan University Press, 1989), and Three or Four Hills and A Cloud (Wesleyan University Press, 1982). For seven years he edited poetry for the national quarterly The American Scholar. His work has won him a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, and a P.E.N. Discovery citation. During the summer of 2006 he was the poet-in-residence at The Frost Place in Franconia, N.H. He has for seventeen years taught writing and literature at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he lives with his wife and two sons. Author City: LEWISTON, ME USA