Sunday, June 15, 2014


After a year and a half of work, the finished book is finally in hand, my newest: In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. It started as a 14-inch thick pile of manuscript, and has ended as a 392 page compilation of what I consider the best of my work 1982-2013. It doesn't include any of my Ben Zen poems, nor any of my The Old Poet Says series, but I picked through everything else (with Mary reading the manuscript in four different stages and making further suggestions) and came up with this selection. It is the best I can do, and I have to say that I'm proud of it. You can order copies directly from me at PO Box 8, Fairwater, WI 53931. The cover price is $25, but if you are a needy poet or otherwise unemployed, or if you want to order more than one copy (it'll make a great gift) or to use it as a textbook, I can make you a special offer. Contact me at: tmmontag AT centurylink DOT net .

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