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SOMEHOW STILL WATERED WHEN IT WAS OVER

SOMEHOW STILL WATERED WHEN IT WAS OVER

by Kevin Dyer
SOMEHOW STILL WATERED WHEN IT WAS OVER

SOMEHOW STILL WATERED WHEN IT WAS OVER

by Kevin Dyer

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Overview

There’s a kind of synesthesia that occurs while reading Kevin Dyer’s poetry. The dust gets under your skin, there’s a scent of sand, of heat and spices, the rush of a river. The impact is nearly visceral, evocative, sometimes almost other-worldly. Whatever the experience, I can’t read it without feeling altered in some way, as if I’ve been on a journey into the essence of being or un-being; sometimes incendiary, often tender, the heart breaks open a bit wider. This collection of poetry unflinchingly refuses to look away from the everyday distillation of experience, vast in scope and yet impossibly infinitesimal in detail, a taste of the world on your tongue.

Susannah Rose Woods



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692814413
Publisher: Galen Garwood
Publication date: 10/13/2017
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Kevin Dyer received an MA in literature from San Francisco State University. A native Californian, he has spent most of his post-collegiate life living and working inside and outside of the United States-New York, Florida, North Carolina, Micronesia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.

Table of Contents

Riyadh, Empty Quarters, Red and Desert Seas

Riyadh, Letter from Khadija~1

Riyadh: Alluvial~2

Riyadh~3

Riyadh: Syrian Taxi Driver~4

Sudani, Woman Doctor ~5

Empty Quarter#1: Sulayyil~6

Empty Quarter #2: Al-Ahsa ~7

Empty Quarter # 3: Rub’ Al Khali~8

Empty Quarter #4: Vertiginous ~9

Red Sea ~10

Red Sea #2: No One is Ever Missing~12

Red Sea #6: Safar,1428~13

Red Sea # 7: English as a Foreign Language~14

Red Sea: Transit~16

Desert Sea ~18

Desert Sea #5, Shamal~19

Desert Sea by Definition~20

Desert Sea Love Poem~21

II

Rivers of Grass, Staggered Birds, and Golden States

Sawgrass #1: Inside, Looking Out~25

Sawgrass #2: Disappearance~26

Sawgrass #3: In Florida, All Birds Are Winter Birds~27

Sawgrass #4: December Swale~28

Sawgrass #5: December, Drifter~29

American River~30

Darn That Dream~31

Black Spring~32

Lullaby~33

Quarry~34

Quarry 2~35

Marina~36

Golden State ~37

Golden State: Anatomy of Love~38

Golden State: The Potential in The Rough (Cocteau)~40

Golden State: Soft Opening~40

III

Burma, Before the Name Change Mission of Burma

Mission of Burmae~45

Burma, Pure Landscape~46

Burmese Spice Market, Killing Floor~47

Burma, or Colonialism Gone Wrong~48

Burmese Day #2~49

Burmese Elegy~50

Burmese Day For Night~51

Burmese Journalist~52

IV

Four Mimosas, Earthly Matters Mimosa

#1: This Undoing~55

Mimosa #2: The Left, The Leaving~56

Mimosa #3: Gut-Spilling~58

Mimosa #4: Invasive Species~59

Blind Squirrel~60

Gone To Seed~61

The Unraveling~62

Flat Earth~63

Can You Ever Be Loved Long Enough?~64

Roan~65

Public Authority~66

Hearing Voices~67

Along The Way~68

Sunday, or Something Mapped~69

Mr. Robinson Learns To Separate #1~70

Mr. Robinson Learns To Separate #2~72

How to Listen~74

How to Listen #2~75

Nature, Terror~76

The Darkest Apartment in Alphabet City~77

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