For Lincoln

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About the author:
Poems and stories by Austin Alexis have appeared in journals such as SIX SENTENCES and TUESDAY SHORTS and in the chapbook LOVERS AND DRAG QUEENS (Poets Wear Prada, 2007). Recently he served as a panelist for The Bronx Council on the Arts Literary Fellowships. One of his poems won a prize in the 2008 Poets for Forest Competition. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of anthologies, including BOWL OF STORIES (Oregon Council of Teachers Anthology Winners Publication), OFF THE CUFFS (Soft Skull Press), DINNER WITH THE MUSE (Ra Rays Press), ART'S BUOYANT FELICITY: ART/HEALING/CREATIVITY (Lickle Nine Press), and AND WE THE CREATURES (Dream Horse Press), among others.

For Lincoln

& Other Poems

Authored by Austin Alexis
Illustrated by Charles Haywood Johnson
Photographs by Marisa Train
Cover design or artwork by Roxanne M Hoffman

"Austin Alexis contemplates the way time's passage alters our sense of artists such as Chopin, Haydn, Poe, and Martha Graham as well as, among others, grandparents, Einstein, and presidents Lincoln and Obama. The way the poet cultivates sound, sense, and form, he grows, as he writes George Sand did for Chopin, 'the branch he needs / in order to soar.'"
- George Held, author of PHASED, GROUNDED, and other poetry collections

"By use of precise imaginings, Austin Alexis allows us an intimacy with select artists: Chopin, or a street poet, or Lincoln, that great artist of rhetoric and vision. An engaged and observant poet, Alexis reveals grace, connection, legend and mortality. This book is an ode to all of us." - Sarah Sarai, author of THE FUTURE IS HAPPY

Publication Date:
0984184430 / 9780984184439
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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