Object Permanence


by Jim Davis

“Jim Davis’ Object Permanence seems a life’s work, but one realizes that Davis is a poet who finds poetry in every second of his life—this collection is just the beginning. This is poetry of image and story that transcends the ordinary with extraordinary insight. Despite an unmistakable Midwestern sensibility echoing Sandburg through farm, fields, and railroads, Davis has a keen sense of the contemporary condition: homelessness, lost dreams, empty loves. Davis expresses where his poetry comes from and why this book should be read with his poem ‘Ephemera:’ ‘The best and worst things are often unforeseen. / There are those we cannot name or will not, swirling in / varied pockets of deep night or no-one-looking.’” —Albert DeGenova, Editor, After Hours, Chicago

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SRP: $12.95

Page Count: 136

Publication Date: 16 November 2014

ISBN-10: 193748422X

ISBN-13: 978-1937484224