Brief Tracks: Poems by Jim Thomas

Brief Tracks: Poems by Jim Thomas

by Joe Benevento

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Jim Thomas deftly weaves simple themes of midwestern rural life into exceptional reflections on the human experience. These lyric and narrative poems spring from an enjoyment of everyday living paired with an ever-present understanding of life’s transience. This elegant volume of poetry is a testament to the craft of a greatly admired Missouri poet.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149908820
Publisher: Truman State University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 645 KB

About the Author

Jim Thomas (1930–2009) was professor of English at Truman State University for more than thirty years, where he taught courses in American literature and creative writing. His poetry and fiction appeared in hundreds of literary journals, including "Descant", "Midwest Quarterly", and "The Chariton Review". He previously published "Seed Time, Harvest Time".
Joe Benevento is professor of English at Truman State University, where he teaches courses in creative writing and American literature and serves as co-editor of the "Green Hills Literary Lantern". His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in more than two hundred literary journals, including "Poets & Writers", "Bilingual Review", and "The Chattahoochee Review". He has published six books of poetry and fiction, including his novel, "The Odd Squad", a finalist for the 2006 John Gardner Fiction Book Award.

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