The Empty Boat: Poems (Winner, T.S. Eliot Prize, 2004)(New Odyssey Series) (New Odyssey (Paperback))

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In finely wrought image-driven poems, 'The Empty Boat' explores the spiritual and aesthetic dimensions of the human relationship to the natural world, asking how nature speaks to us and what wisdom and solace it may offer the tragic aspects of our lives. From haunting poems that give rise to losses - of spouse, father, companions -- and seek redemption in wilderness, to those that celebrate ecstatic moments of mystical vision, the book's trajectory moves ever toward Taoist landscapes of thought. The book concludes with the return of love and re-imaginings of the relationship of presence and emptiness in our lives.

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Michael Sowder is assistant professor of English at Utah State University. The Empty Boat won the 2004 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Sowder s chapbook, A Calendar of Crows, was winner of the 2001 New Michigan Press chapbook award, and his poems have appeared in anthologies and journals.

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A seeker of meaning, a seeker of the hidden significance that lies under the everyday occurences of the real world. -- David Bottoms

Here is the poetry of earth Keats claimed is never dead; it thrives in Michael Sowder’s vivid imagination... -- Laurence Goldstein

These are daring, bold, and original poems. Today Thoreau would see a fellow traveler. -- Western American Literature, Summer 2005

This earthy yet elegant poet is a true heir to all the exciting poetry of the 20th century. -- Diane Wakoski

graceful, lyric poems lift us gently into the empty boat, guiding us to pay attention to the world around us. --Crab Orchard Review, 2005

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