Poems by Richard Robbins
Bellday Books, 2009
Trade paper: 54 pages, $14.00
"It is conceptual freshness, and a beautiful instinct for emergent shape, that makes this poetry radioactive. Robbins can spin a hitherto-undiscovered cosmos out of a single, wayward proposition, but he never loses footing in the radiant, mortal, given world. Richest invention is tempered by submission to the textures of material and social and ethical life. Vision and insight both, in other words: what more can one ask of a book of poems?"
Available locally at the Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore, Maverick
Bookstore, and other locations, or from internet booksellers, such as
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If you'd like to see a sampling of poems from the book, go here. If you'd like to hear some of them, listen to
"In Manhattan, the Oracles Do Not Lie to Him"
"The Missing Man"
"Scene from a 1948 Movie"
If you'd like to see more samplings of poems from this or other books, or hear selected poems read aloud, go here.