Selected Poems

Keith Waldrop

Selected Poems

Keith Waldrop

Distributed for Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.

312 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9781632430205 Published April 2016
Keith Waldrop is a quiet major poet, a major poet of quiet. His accomplishment is difficult to describe because his work refuses, in Bartelby-like fashion, the twin traps of impassivity and affectation: “On my one hand, / stasis -- on the / other, striving for effect.” In one of his very few interviews, Waldrop says: “I think the worst fault a poem can have is striving for effect.” Waldrop never strives; instead, he haunts—his presence is all the more powerful for barely being there, like a ghost you discover in a familiar photograph.
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