Everything Shapes Itself to the Sea

Everything Shapes Itself to the Sea

by James Plath

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635343373
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 11/17/2017
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

James Plath is R. Forrest Colwell Chair and Professor of English at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he has taught since 1988. In a past life he edited the award-winning Clockwatch Review: a journal of the arts and directed the Hemingway Days Writers' Workshop & Conference in Key West. A published poet, fiction writer, and journalist, Plath was invited to lecture as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill Campus, in Barbados for a semester, and these poems grew out of that experience.

His poetry was previously collected in Courbet, on the Rocks (White Eagle Coffee Store Press, 1994) and included in City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry and Men of Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America. Also the author-editor of six scholarly books on Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, Ray Carver, and the film Casablanca, Plath is the happily married father of six and grandfather of seven.

Table of Contents

A Priori 1

Ringbang Theory 2

Birdwatching, 8 a.m. 4

The Angle of Opalescence 5

Island 6

Ebb Tide 7

Jetsam 9

Double Jeopardy at Door #3 10

Rumshop Woman 12

On Suttle Street 15

Out to Sea 17

Panacea 19

Still Life, with Breadfruit 20

The Artist Wades for Inspiration 21

The Colonizers Return 23

Sweet fuh Days 25

Proper Chicken 27

Shell Games 30

Neptune’s 31

Braveheart 32

Margins 35

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