Collected Poems 1953-1983


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Lucien Stryk's poetry is made of simple things -- frost on a windowpane at morning, ducks moving across a pond, a neighbor's fuss over his lawn -- set into language that is at once direct and powerful. Years of translating Zen poems and religious texts have helped give Stryk a special sense of the particular, a feel for those details which, because they are so much a part of our lives, seem to define us. Stryk's poetry is neither an attempt to surpass these details nor an attempt to give them significance. It is an activity ...

Collected Poems 1953-1983 1985, Swallow Press

ISBN-13: 9780804008563

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