Poetry. These are unforgettable poems by a dazzling new poet who gives us just what his title promises: sustenance -Ronald Wallace. The poems in SUSTENANCE are plain-spoken observations, bluntly honest, yet incisive enough to punch holes in the fabric of the everyday: Every book a copy, this blue sky’s a constant/ fabrication, and the sheet of glass I watch/ for slip-ups through, for holes in the story/ to emerge… With wit and restraint, the author explores the lofty heights and dark corners of the America he knows so well. Anstett lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Aaron Anstett’s collections of poetry are SUSTENANCE (New Rivers Press, 1997), No Accident, Each Place the Body’s, INSOFAR AS HERETOFORE (The Backwaters Press, 2014), MOREOVER (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2016) and PLEASE STATE THE NATURE OF YOUR EMERGENCY (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2017). Among other honors, his work has received the Nebraska Book Award, the Backwaters Press Prize, and the Balcones Poetry Prize, and he has served as a regional poet laureate, instituting a continuing program that places pamphlets of poems by local writers in waiting areas. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Lesley, and children.



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