Stumbling Blocks

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Publication Date
October 2017
Page Count
88 pages
Trim Size
6.125 x 8.5

Stumbling Blocks

Roman Poems
Karl Kirchwey
About the Author

KARL KIRCHWEY is the author of six previous collections of poetry: A Wandering Island; Those I Guard; The Engrafted Word; At the Palace of Jove; The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose; and Mount Lebanon. His essays and reviews have been widely published. He has also written a verse play based on the Alcestis of Euripides and a translation of Paul Verlaine, Poems under Saturn. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome.


“I felt throughout that this is a magical volume of poems that asks us to consider what the poet calls ‘stumbling blocks,’ those many physical, temporal, and spiritual interruptions to our passage through a landscape and a life.” —David St. John, author of The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems?