The Day Before, Dick Allen
"Allen always retains a sense of the greater world. He writes about nature as an unceasingly active force, and he tracks the ripple effects of defining historical events from wars to the invention of the airplane, as though they were weather systems. His pristine poems flow like timelines, with observations both subtle and life changing."--Booklist
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.