The Naked Scarecrow, Richard Moore's tenth published collection of poems, offers insights into twentieth-century American life. Moore's poems are in rhythms and discernible forms, witty, moving, and above all, understandable. Moore first acquaints us with the absurdities, agonies, and paradoxes of being a husband and father in contemporary America. He then expands his view into society as a whole. In the final sequence, Moore brings the self and its naked helplessness into mystical contact with the world.

The Naked Scarecrow 2000, Truman State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780943549590

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