This compact collection contains a dozen of Dameron’s more memorable poems from his first 25 years of publishing. Topics range from Lawrence Durrell’s fictional voices to grackles in South Texas, from a cloud forest in Mexico to fishing in the South Pacific. Here are the concluding lines of his imagined encounter with his grandfather when his grandfather was a young man, tending sheep in West Texas: “Maybe when I’m close enough / to speak, he will nod toward / the three-legged stool / and fill another tin cup / with coffee.”

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Publisher: Pudding Head Publications, 2001