Desert Walking: Poems by Kenny Fries
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In elegantly contemplative poems, Kenny Fries explores the natural world of the desert, carrying us on a journey that is both an esthetic and spiritual quest. “From Exodus to Eliot’s The Waste Land the desert has been the site for spiritual quests that balance a deep mourning for the human condition against a longing for joy and transcendence,” says Alfred Corn. “These spare, precise poems chart the complexities of human intimacy with both delicacy and brashness. Their mix of candor and tenderness is memorable and moving,” says Chase Twichell, author of The Snow Watcher.
Kenny Fries is the author of The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory, which received the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, and Body, Remember: A Memoir. He is the editor of Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. His books of poems include Anesthesia and Desert Walking.
Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: The Advocado Press; 1st edition (September 15, 2000)