Unfinished Figures by Dave NielsenUnfinished Figures by Dave Nielsen

Unfinished Figures

byDave Nielsen

Paperback | August 30, 2016

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Dave Nielsen?s award winning first volume radiates empathy and good will while, at the same time, offering startling, image-based examinations of the physical world that dive lightning-like into the spiritual and back again. Not only are the poems made of everyday language spoken on the farm, the basketball court, in the barber shop, anywhere really, they also follow the American tradition of mining wonder and beauty out of ordinary moments and things. Their unadorned images and deceptively straight forward construction suggest kinship with the work of James Wright, Mark Strand, W. S. Merwin, and Elizabeth Bishop. The book is a marvelous first flight.

Dave Nielson has a PhD from the University of Cincinnati and has taught there, and at Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, and Westminster College. His work has been published widely in journals including, Ploughshares, Southern Review, North American Review, Poetry East, Massachusetts Review, and Willow Springs. He lives i...
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Title:Unfinished FiguresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 8.5 × 5.97 × 0.23 inPublished:August 30, 2016Publisher:University of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0899241468

ISBN - 13:9780899241463

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All of Us in a Room

Sometimes it is so quiet at dinner,the only soundis the clink of spoonsand knives against the bitter plate.And the sound of children eatingis like the sound of meneating, the chewing and cracking,the room buzzeswith the pure concentration of it?and I feel the invisible worldat the back of my necklike a fire.When a girl speakswe all look up,suddenly traitors,sworn enemies of wonder.