MIP Release: Serious Stuff by Stephen Godfrey

24 Aug

Most suitably titled, Stephen Godfrey’s fourth Middle Island Press chapbook addresses in his straightforward style subjects such as social, environmental and spiritual decay while honoring memories and upholding significant people and events in history–”serious stuff” for serious readers and supporters of Appalachian poets. This 43-page collection reflects Godfrey’s signature casual and very readable delivery.

From Page 31: “The Butts”

Dotting the landscape across our land,
On a highway, specks of orange
Fly out of car windows, hitting
The pavement and bursting into cinders.
Non-biodegradable filters make
Their homes in crack and crevice.
It’s against the law to litter,
But tossing cigarettes is a cultural norm.
America, America, where have your
Butts gone?

Pick up a copy of Serious Stuff (make that one of each of his four poetry chapbooks) at the Middle Island Press website. It will also be available through in September.

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