Robert Sward: The Collected Poems

“Robert Sward is the master of the logical incongruity – the very essence of sur- prise and delight in poetry. He is a compassionate storyteller who looks at life through the sincerity and profundity of genuine wit, always rising above the ordinary, the mundane and the despairing”
from the introduction by Bruce Meyer.
Robert Sward’s Collected Poems received attention from Alan Cheuse, book reviewer for National Pulic Radio in Encylopedia Britannica, naming it one of the top poetry books in North America in 2004. Sward has taught at Cornell University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and at the UC Santa Cruz Extension. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is a recipient of the Villa Montalvo Literary Arts Award. His twenty books include: Four Incarnations, New & Selected Poems (Coffee House Press), A Much-Married Man, a novel, Rosicrucian in the Basement, Heavenly Sex, and Three Dogs & a Parrot. Sward serves as contributing editor to the Internet’s “Web Del Sol” and “Blue Moon Review.”

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