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The Horse Knows: Selected Poems by Steven Swank

When an event, scene, or emotion catches Steven Swank's interest, it tunes his focus and attention. As he perceives the weight, texture, scent, and sound of it, he writes it down. Some poems spill out of the pen; others must be chipped free of clutter. Some poems happen; others are imagined, conjured, or found as stray parts and assembled. In this book you will find poems that entertain, trouble, delight, or amuse. In these pages you will find poems of nature, kindness, mistrust, angst, calm, and beauty; and poems wry with humor, emotion, and insight.

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ISBN-13: 9781938812286
Publisher: Full Court Press
Publication date: 02/26/2014
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

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The Horse Knows: Selected Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steve Swanks shoes us how alive we feel when our senses are triggered. Thanks you for a delightful read. Julia Torres, Still Standing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific collection of poems. Steve Swank artfully reminds us of lost moments, missed opportunities, and treasured memories. With a mix of wit and tenderness, he has created a lovely, lovely book. EH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A delightful collection of observations and insights, From familial ties to politics, Mr. Swank keenly emotes his humor, describes his world and perspective. A lovely combination of warmth, creativity and wisdom!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful collection of observations…hilarious, romantic, insightful, sensitive and always searching. Though inexperienced in this art form, I'm inspired to slow down the pace of my day, be more observant and possibly TRY to capture, in words, the essence of my observations. These poems are unique, fun and beautiful.  Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Living a passionate Life Steve's poems are about life experiences, sometimes straight-forward storytelling, sometimes from a quirky point of view with a surprise twist. Entertainment in a few short lines or in a couple of pages. Often you will find yourself thinking, "Oh yeah, I know about that." He reflects on his experiences and shares them in a way that draws you in and has you wondering what is next. It just might be a giggle. Ironing a Fish You might find it unlikely and you may even doubt but is isn't that easy to iron a trout. but my wife said to me as she ironed the fish I won't serve it wrinkled in the good china dish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing collection of poems! Steve Swank's poetry is moving and playful, swirling and forgiving, succinct and alluring, thought provoking and lovely. It is certainly a book you do not want to miss reading, over and over. Highly recommend!!