House Bird

House Bird

by Robert Fillman
House Bird

House Bird

by Robert Fillman


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The poems in House Bird drill deep beneath the surface of domestic life, finding the essential truth in the tension between what gets said and what goes unsaid, exploring the consequences of speaking and the consequences of remaining silent. Fillman reveals how vulnerable we are, even in our own bedrooms, basements, driveways. Like in the Hopper and Wyeth paintings that inspire some of his poems, he finds the mood between desire and loneliness, that feeling so profound and universal that we can only bow our heads in recognition. A remarkable debut by a promising young poet.

-Jim Daniels

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947896529
Publisher: Terrapin Books
Publication date: 02/22/2022
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Robert Fillman is the author of the chapbook November Weather Spell (Main Street Rag, 2019). His poems have appeared in such journals as The Hollins Critic, Poetry East, Salamander, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. His criticism has been published by ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, CLAJ: The College Language Association Journal, and elsewhere. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University, teaches at Kutztown University, and lives in Macungie, Pennsylvania, with his wife and their two children. Earlier versions of this collection were named finalist for both the Cider Press Review Book Award and the Gerald Cable Book Award. This is Fillman's debut full-length collection.
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