A Perishable Good, Selected Poems 1989-1996

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Contemporary stylings, vibrantly imaged, vigorously rhymed. Poems that span the heart and the globe.

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As the title implies, in this collection I tried to preserve the very best poems I wrote during those years, those that preserve the perishable good: innocence as it passes into knowledge; love before it passes into loss; the material when it passes into the material; the voice as it thickens thin air. I had to use not realism, but magic to do it. It was the only way. Yes, I tried to make a preserve, a delicious jelly of vowels, and image, or more accurately, bring these Mason jars up from my cellar, the best of my homemade preserves (nothing store bought here: everything my own recipe). Most of all I tried to rescue my own life from oblivion, before it passes. What arrogant and foolish enterprise!

But spread these poems on bourgeois croissant, serve with dry wine, red ir white. Savor them as they go.

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David Offutt is rostered with the Texas Comission on the Arts and lives on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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