Hard to imagine that no one counts, that only things endure. Unlike the seasons, our shirts don't shed, Whatever we see does not see us, however hard we look, The rain in its silver earrings against the oak trunks, The rain in its second skin. --from "Scar Tissue II" In his new collection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright investigates the tenuous relationship between description and actuality--"thing is not an image"--but also reaffirms the project of attempting to describe, to capture the natural world ...

Scar Tissue 2007, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374530839

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Scar Tissue 2006, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374254278

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