In this new collection, Wyatt Prunty's wry humor and meditative spirit attach themselves to such unlikely objects as, for example, the "Zamboni" that polishes a skating rink. (He finds a metaphor in how it "restores a hardened glaze / as cold and clear as any thought we keep.") In "Coach, " he portrays a dog's inner life, from puppyhood to death, in four brief stanzas: "All trucks were from Hell and deserved my bite, / all children sheep and not to leave the yard...." "Grown Men at Touch" finds delicious irony in the shadow ...

Since the Noon Mail Stopped 1997, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801856464