ANOTHER DAY ON EARTH

Timothy Dekin, Author . TriQuarterly/Northwestern Univ. $44.95 (88p) ISBN 0-8101-5119-7 ISBN 978-0-8101-5120-8

Culling from four chapbooks published over nearly 30 years, this full-length collection commemorates the work of Dekin (1943–2001), who taught at Loyola, Northwestern and Stanford. The poems chart the everyday life of an angler, woodsman, teacher and sometime visitor of bars, but begin as their speaker's "oxygen machine chuffs and weezes," while he calmly asks: "Who are You that inhabit so many forms?/ Who exists in leaf mold, gill, and splash/ Of locust branch/ Caught in the stream,/ In tiny golden egg-suns dripping upon the stones,/ In the hooked, lake-run steelhead gasping for breath?// Who are You/ But the cry of anguish and joy?"

Reviewed on: 03/18/2002
Release date: 02/01/2002
Genre: Nonfiction
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