National Book Award finalist Gary Soto returns to his favorite themes of place, childhood, and kinship with the down-and-out in his sparkling and satisfying new collection of poems. The title poem concerns a young man's attempt to rid himself of the family dog by leading it so far from home that it becomes lost for gooda metaphor for the poet's attempt to rid himself of the pulls of childhood.

A Simple Plan 2007, Chronicle Books (CA), San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780811858281

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