The Sky Under Construction
by Thomas Devaney • from Runaway Goat Cart • Hanging Loose Press
Thomas Devaney is the author of four previous poetry collections and teaches a Haverford College.
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"Devaney's 'cart' is pulled along by childhood, self reflection and admonition, art appreciation, history, and an abiding love of particular people and plain things." (Bill Berkson)
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"What always pulls at me, like a persistent hand tugging on my shirt sleeve or at my pant leg, is the poem I haven't written. Hey, it asks me, when is it my turn?
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