The poems in The Unseen World wander just below the surface under water and under the moon, beneath fields and cities, love and family. They bump into dead Spanish poets in bus station gift shops, take coffee with Søren Kierkegaard at IKEA and spot Henry Miller emerging from the 14th Street subway. Cameo appearances include two bullfighters, a bear out shopping for a pair of pants, a dental assistant's ovaries and a voting pig named Victoria. All the while, the action is being filmed by Robert Frank from his perch in Cape Breton to a soundtrack of the distant barking of dogs.
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About the Author
David Elkins is a poet and short story writer. His poems have appeared in Harper's Magazine, The Page, Panorama, and Now and Our Times. He won the International CKG Award for Poetry in 1992, and his work has twice been selected for Silver Awards. His work includes Relative Exposures: Felling the Family Tree (1998) and A Bulldog's Guide to Small Engine Repair (2002), which he published under the pseudonym Portlin Cochise. He was a finalist for the A.M. Klein Award and was a featured artist at the Ottawa Writer's Festival in September 2002. Elkins divides his time between Montreal, QC, Sedona, AZ, Taos, NM, and Alburg Springs, VT.