Provincetown and Other Poems

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ISBN 978-1-880684-29-0
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
77 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5

Provincetown and Other Poems

Leo Connellan

In Provincetown and Other Poems, Leo Connellan masterfully depicts the New England landscape while capturing the afflicted spirit of those filled “with wonder / and fear that we are being forever left yearning / malcontent.” In his accessible and characteristic style, Connellan empathizes with the impoverished and disparaged, as well as criticizes the roles big industries have in producing adverse circumstances for the region. With its focus on the working class, Provincetown offers a grim and unforgettable look at the place where “Death sings to life . . . where / life style has no code.”

About the Author

Leo Connellan published twelve books of poetry including The Clear Blue Lobster-Water Country, Another Poet in New York, Crossing America, and Death in Lobster Land. Winner of the Shelly Memorial Award, he was a Poet-in-Residence for Connecticut State University. He served as Connecticut's Poet Laureate from 1996 until his death in 2001.

"He is the poet of the American working class who is as sophisticated as any of the elite but who has retained working-class values as the nucleus of his program." —Hayden Carruth

"Leo Connellan has retained his soul and voice in Provincetown and Other Poems." —Karl Shapiro

"Leo Connellan has written a memorable collection of poems which suggest a cosmic acceptance of life." —Bangor Daily News