Poetry. Limited Edition. Eleven of the last poems the author was working on at the time of his death at age 63. The topics range from the relief felt in New Hampshire after the presidential primaries conclude, to a favorite restaurant's closing and the ensuing emotional memories of special occasions there, and the meaning of the James Wright poem on horses to someone with a terminal disease. The poems are narrative and meditative, with memory infusing meaning. Includes an Introductory Note by his widow, the poet S. Stephanie. Limited to 175 numbered copies letterpress printed from handset Perpetua and Garamond metal types onto 80 lb. Neenah's recycled Environment Felt text (recycled and acid-free), with Wausau Royal Linen for both endpaper and wrap-around cover. Sewn by hand.
W.E. Butts (1944-2013) published several chapbooks and five full length books of poetry, including CATHEDRAL OF NERVOUS HORSES: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Hobblebush Books, 2012) and Sunday Evening at the Stardust Cafe, winner of the 2006 Iowa Source Poetry Book Prize. His poems appeared in Atlanta Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Mid-American Review, and Poetry East, and have been reprinted in many anthologies, including An Endless Skyway: Poetry from the State Poets Laureate (Ice Cube Press, 2011). Walter was the New Hampshire Poet Laureate at the time of his death. The limited edition STORY & LUCK: LAST POEMS was published posthumously by Adastra Press in 2015. Author City: MANCHESTER, NH USA