Shaking the Wind

Shaking the Wind

by Matt Stefon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635342796
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Matt Stefon lives and writes north of Boston. He studied English, American studies, and history at Penn State and religious studies, Chinese and comparative philosophy and religion (with an interest in comparison between Confucianism and neo-Confucianism, American Transcendentalism, and the philosophical theology of Bernard M. Loomer), and American and comparative literature at Boston University.

He taught English and humanities at Middlesex Community College for several years, served as religion editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica for eight years, teaches comparative religion in Norwich University's online degree completion division, and serves as associate editor of poetry for West Texas Literary Review.

His film criticism has appeared in Killing the Buddha and in Journal of Religion and Film. poems have appeared in Oddball Magazine, Three Line Poetry, the Unrorean, Coup D'Etat, the Penmen Review, Babbling of the Irrational, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Poppy Road Review.

He also makes short "poemfilms" of his poems and of select favorite classic poems, and uploads them to his YouTube channel. He has self-published three short ebooks of poetry: The Long Contraction: Twelve Rejected Poems; Winter: Four Poems; and Incandescent Nothing: Short Poems and Aborted Lyrics. This is his first print collection.

Table of Contents

Whatever gives birth to poetry 1

Sincerity 2

Injuring Eternity at Boott Mills 4

Apotropaic 5

I wonder about the rain 7

Lost bobber by the Merrimack 8

Tulpa 9

A voided tree 10

Lunch break at the temp job 11

The Shiners 12

Rush hour in Newmarket 13

A bent rainbow 14

Just near twilight, Mid-November 15

The coming dark 17

Kearney Square (Fragment) 18

Me near the Breakwater (P-Town, 6/21/08) 19

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