Poems by Richard Robbins
Blueroad Press, 2010
Trade paper, $15.00
Throughout Other Americas, Richard Robbins takes us on a wild, wonderful odyssey across the open roads of America, and in the process he explores every grain and cross-grain of our rich, lush, decadent, fallen world. The result is a book both haunting and memorable, a moving, unsentimental collection packed with poems of great sweep, vision, and imagination, one that returns us to our origins and gives voice to something old and deep, a primordial memory perhaps that leads us back to the right place, the right home. Whitman would be proud.
—Robert Hedin, author of The Old Liberators: New and Selected Poems and Translations
In Other Americas Richard Robbins is a shaman, both healing the past and foretelling the future, communicating with good and evil. He sees with the eyes of a boy, a man, a bird, a fish, a seeker, a finder, a winner and a loser, as he takes us on a rich and vivid journey into the back yards, alleys, streets, beaches, rivers, mountains, and deserts: the everyday savage and holy heart of his beloved American west.
author of Swimming with a Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle
“There are Americas / you never dream of,” says Richard Robbins. But California to Albuquerque to Portland to Montana, these strong poems map the many privacies, the secret momentariness, that is America’s human dream. And inside of this breadth is a deeply personal journey brought to us with great skill.
author of Light’s Ladder
A Q+A with Richard Robbins
Blueroad Press web site
A review in the Minneapolis Observer Quarterly.
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