Mass for Shut-Ins (Paperback)

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"Todd Robinson has written such tender love poems in MASS FOR SHUT-INS that you might read them to your significant other and hope for success—a veritable Neruda of Nebraska. In 'Skin,' the speaker is 'a soft / ravening / hominid torched / by rosewater/ & coconut oil.' The poems are no less fervent toward the old sod, beautifully evoking the contemporary Midwest. He feels 'the jolt of coal trains / through the gut of steaming America.' A splendid debut."—Therese Svoboda

Praise For…


"The poems in Todd Robinson’s Mass for Shut-Ins are simultaneously societal and intensely personal, gleaned through a lens of unifying solitariness, the sense that "We, anonymous cannon-fodder" share more than we've ever differed, our burden of impermanence both unique and unexceptional."—David Z. Drees, WSC Press

— David Z. Drees


Product Details
ISBN: 9781935218487
ISBN-10: 1935218484
Publisher: The Backwaters Press
Publication Date: August 10th, 2018
Pages: 88
Language: English
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