The Brink

The Brink

by Peter Sears
     
 

Graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers Workshop, Peter Sears has taught at Reed College and has served as Dean on Students at Bard College and as community services coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Northwest Review, The Atlantic, Seneca Review, Antioch Review, Left Bank, Cimarron Review, Iowa Review,

Overview

Graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers Workshop, Peter Sears has taught at Reed College and has served as Dean on Students at Bard College and as community services coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Northwest Review, The Atlantic, Seneca Review, Antioch Review, Left Bank, Cimarron Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and many other publications. He has been anthologized in Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, and Bars; Scribner's Poets for Students: A Scribner's Student Encyclopedia; Season of Dead Water; Voices for the Land: and other anthologies. Sears has also authored three previous books: Tour: New and Selected Poems, Secret Writing, and I'm Gonna Bake Me a Rainbow Poem.

"So believable and human a voice—the sound of a man talking—that it comes as a surprise to find that among the affecting poems here is a sequence couched in a voice of a very old woman—also believable, very human."
—Donald Justice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879059248
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
05/03/2000
Series:
Peregrine Smith Poetry Competition Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

Down a Well

When you first floated a hello to my hello, you lifted the lid of my skin and came in. Now,
when you leave, I'm inside out.
I drive to find a place to drive.
The road hisses to the rain,
curls its toes. It knows the park will pull me over unless,
right now, I kiss you again here and there and here and lose my hands in your rolling hair.

Meet the Author

Peter Sear's work has appeared in The Atlantic, Antioch Reveiw, and Ploughshares, among other publications, and has been anthologized in Scribner's Poets for Students: A Scribner's Student Enycyclopedia. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

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