Scavenging the Country for a Heartbeat: Poems

Front Cover
Mid-List Press, 1993 - Poetry - 69 pages
Scavenging the Country for a Heartbeat takes readers on a journey from the Maine coast to the Pacific Northwest, from Vermont to the Florida Keys, from the Louisiana swamps to the plains of Kansas and Nebraska. Guided by his belief that "what is missing/makes memory whole," poet Neil Shepard revisits landscapes marred by conflict and compromise. What he discovers is solace and the possibility of transcendence. As a collection these poems detail an emotional evolution - a spiritual transformation - in which progress is measured in "the distances still stretching away." Book jacket.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Missing Ear
3
Flesh
9
Suburban Meditation
16
A Visit From My Wife
22
Two Deaths and a Transmigration
30
The Boy Who Was Part Frog
39
For Vivian
46
Copyright

Bibliographic information