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An Upside Down World / Knute Skinner

An Upside Down World

By: Knute Skinner

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“In the early 1990s, in his volume The Bears And Other Poems, Knute Skinner embarked on an extraordinary poetic project – the elaboration of short poetic fictions. In the intervening years he has become a master of this charged and compelling form. These short poems are exquisitely compressed narratives delineating and exposing lives often within a relational context. The narrators are a diverse bunch: adulterers, devian...
ISBN 978-1-908836-60-1
Pub Date Saturday, September 28, 2019
Cover Image “Unseen, Undreamt” by Sara Foust
Page Count 90
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“In the early 1990s, in his volume The Bears And Other Poems, Knute Skinner embarked on an extraordinary poetic project – the elaboration of short poetic fictions. In the intervening years he has become a master of this charged and compelling form. These short poems are exquisitely compressed narratives delineating and exposing lives often within a relational context. The narrators are a diverse bunch: adulterers, deviants, adventurers, lovers, friends, whose utterances and scraps of dialogue frame the foibles, truths, frailties and enduring alliances between characters strewn across a variety of contexts. In some of the poems there is an undisclosed but implied secret that entreats the reader to return, to name what has been conflated and intuitively sussed, and to define the intriguingly elusive and alluring truth of the poem. There are very few books of poetry that you would run back into a burning building to retrieve. Make no mistake, An Upside Down World is one of them.” 

Frank Golden

Knute Skinner

KNUTE SKINNER, born in St. Louis, Missouri, has had a home in County Clare since 1963.  He is the author of eight chapbooks and thirteen books of poetry.  Salmon has published ten of his poetry books as well as a memoir.  The latest of his previous books from Salmon is An Upside Down World (2019). He recently celebrated his 93rd birthday.



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