Another Day on Earth

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ISBN 978-0-8101-5120-8

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ISBN 978-0-8101-5119-2
Publication Date
April 2002
Page Count
69 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Another Day on Earth

Timothy Dekin

This collection of poems emerges as a work of unusual emotional and spiritual clarity and beauty. Before his death Timothy Dekin fashioned a contemporary style based on the pentameter line and the song forms of the English Renaissance poets, and his confessional tone and range of experience from thoughts on mortality and self-worth, struggles with alcoholism, and failings of family love to a Buddhist-like oneness with nature make for a striking combination.

About the Author
Timothy Dekin taught in writing programs at Loyola University, Northwestern University, and Stanford University. He was the recipient of several Illinois Arts Council grants, and his poems have been published in American Scholar, Southern Review, and Threepenny Review. He was the author of four chapbooks, Occasional Uncles, Winter Fruit, Carnival, and The Errand. He died in 2001.
"This book is Timothy Dekin's last will and testament. While the occasion of many of these poems is often sad, the subject Dekin returns to over and over is nothing less than the wonder and beauty of existence. Dekin is a cross between Ben Jonson and Li Po, Krishnamurti and Sir Walter Raleigh. Another Day on Earth is a heartbreaking, funny, unforgettable book, a book that everyone who turns to poetry for renewal, clarity, and pleasure will be helpless not to love."
--Alan Shapiro, author of The Dead Alive and Busy