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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692814413
Publisher: Galen Garwood
Publication date: 10/13/2017
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 899,232
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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