Broken Horizons

Broken Horizons

by Richard Jackson


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Richard Jackson is the author of 14 books of poems, most recently Out of Place (2014, rpt. 2017) from Ashland Poetry Press, The Hearts’ Many Doors (anthology, 2017) and Retrievals (2015), as well as ten books of criticism, anthologies and translations. He is a winner of Guggenheim, Fulbright, NEA, NEH, Witter-Bynner and 5 Pushcart appearances, the Dane Zajc residency in Slovenia and the Order of Freedom medal from the President of Slovenia for humanitarian and literary work during the Balkan wars. In this, his fifteen collection of poems, Broken Horizons, "what you find in Richard Jackson’s great heart and spirit is poetry of generosity and fearless attention you won’t find anywhere else." (Dana Wier)

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ISBN-13: 9781941209721
Publisher: Press 53
Publication date: 02/15/2018
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

Table of Contents

I Keeping Watch


Invisible Star Maps

Listening to the Band at Bar Prulcek

Like Cemetery Blues

Litany of the Self’s Broken Horizons

Elegy: Reading Keats and Listening to Clifford Brown

The Story

Secrets of the Imagination

One Way to Dream


The Twitter Novels

II I Is an Other

Joseph’s Dream

David’s Lost Psalm

Ruth’s Hope

Francis’ Prayer

Paul’s Lesson

Balaam’s Prophecy

Isaiah’s Judgement

Micah’s Prophecy

The Secret Word: Lot’s Wife

Nicodemus’ Dream

Elijah’s Warning

Obed’s Warning

III Bridges


Waking, a Question

String Theory

IV Our Own Distances

Not the Words


Apricot Pits: A Story

Chattanooga, 16 July 2015

Dawn on Amelia Island

The Mudpuddle

Fog Rises from the Leaves

Spooky Action at a Distance

Poem for Amy

The Doors of the Heart

Behind the Eight Ball

Complaint of the Muse

It Is If You Say It Is

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