Present Vanishing, Dick Allen
This is where East meets West, where Zen contends with social satire on American landscape. In this collection, Allen searches for calm in contemporary chaos. Paradox is everywhere: the present vanishes, even as it is unscrolls before us.
Author of six previous poetry collections, Dick Allen has received poetry writing fellowships from the NEA, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, as well as the Robert Frost Prize for Poetry and The Hart Crane Poetry Prize. He recently retired from his position as Charles A. Dana Endowed Chair Professor at the University of Bridgeport.