Read poems from Steve's award-nominated book!

Steve's style continues to be a favorite with readers and editors. His poems, while simple and accessible on the surface, often open a complex recall within the reader, through beautifully crafted images and language. Poems in the book have been described as having the impact of short, short stories. Enjoy pieces from his book which was and entrant for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and for a National Book Award.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Little Dreamers

Pre-Batteries Not Included.
Pre-Each Figure Sold Separately.
Before every word, action and thought
was scrutinized with litigious intent,
there was the Sears Catalog,
Fort Apache being attacked,
in full-page, four-color fashion,
by (whisper with me) Indians.
In thirty minutes three boys,
on their bellies on the living room floor,
could win the battle, save the fort
and protect the entire West.
All this before any scribbled
a single letter on a Christmas list.
All this before they flipped the page
to G.I.  Joe.
Please enjoy reading poems from Percy, a book that was an entrant for a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. I will post poems periodically, however, if you would like to purchase the book you may do so here, or you can check with your local library to see if they have it on the shelf.