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DAVID HOBBERLIN

Wanted Works Winner 2016

Dust and Chrysanthemums

 

Kenneth Pobo has seven full-length books and twenty chapbooks published.  His work appears in: The Fiddlehead, Grain, Mudfish, Hawaii Review, Caesura, and elsewhere.  Catch him on Saturday nights on widecast doing his Internet radio show called Obscure Oldies.  Things he loves: the garden, northern Wisconsin, owls and loons, Tommy James and the Shondells, and his favorite lyric poem “Binsey Poplars” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

 

Comments from the judges:

“An interesting story of life, of the stages of it, and how a life can influence another is the core of this work. Sometimes existential, the work has themes of exploration and continuance. A contemplative work that is well written, telling a rounded story that can be large in the small moments.”

“Ken Pobo is a very good writer. Dust and Chrysanthemums reads a bit like a memoir in poetry – and it works. I found the writing very confident, the imagery taut, and the narrative spun by the poems intriguing.”

“These poems...defy any world-weary expectations I had for them. They are quiet, understated, and deeply empathetic.”

“This is easily my favourite collection.”

 

from Dust & Chrysanthemums

When I Didn’t

When I didn’t have a garden,

I read about them,

asked friends how

theirs were doing. Now

I have a garden,

cosmos pink,

marigold orange.

Maybe Dorothy

felt this way when

her drab Kansas house

got Oz-bound,

black-and-white

dog-stealers

traded in for color

and witches who bubble

up out of nowhere. Even

at night, I see

tiny bloom wicks,

stem-riding fireflies.

Surprise Bundle

$29.00min. value

$20.00

Surprise Bundle includes:

Two (2) perfect-bound Books

& Three (3) Chapbooks

End of Year Sale

 

discounts of 20%-75% off cover price

package deals starting at $20.00

Sale Ends December 31st, 2017

 

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