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The Lookout Man
by Stuart Dischell
University of Chicago Press
eISBN: 978-0-226-81784-2 | Paper: 978-0-226-81783-5
Library of Congress Classification PS3554.I827L66 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

Vivid poems full of drama and action by award-winning poet Stuart Dischell.
Sometimes elegiac, sometimes deadly comic, and always transformative, The Lookout Man embodies the energy, spirit, and craft that we have come to depend upon in Stuart Dischell’s poetry. Inhabiting a mix of lyric structures, these poems are set in diverse locales from the middle of the ocean to the summit of Mont Blanc, from the backyards of America to the streets of international cities. There is a hesitant, almost encroaching wisdom in The Lookout Man, as Dischell allows his edgy vision and singular perspectives to co-exist with the music of his poems. In lines that close the book and typify Dischell’s work, he writes, “I will ask the dogwoods to remind me // What it means to live along the edges of the woods, / To be promiscuous but bear white flowers.”

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