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is a collection of poems written over the past two years by La Crosse, WI poet Peter Engen. Like his literary inspirations Bukowski, Fante and Robert Bly, he draws pictures of everyday life with gusto and insightfulness. These musings are part darkness and part sublime, reveling in the seasons painted by the natural world and the world inside.
Grateful acknowledgements to the editors of the following magazines, where some of these poems first appeared:
Halfway Down the Stairs, La Piccioletta Barca, High Shelf, Steam Ticket, Avocet, and Contours
Herein lies the ineffable power of an experience born of living a life of loves and lives lost and found, and ultimately, redeemed.