Searched For Text

Searched for Text is Dan Burt's first chapbook collection of poems. He challenges the traditional form of writing, finding ways of expressing themes that are intensely real and many-layered in time, culture and society. His elegies, poems of love and landscape, are uneasily sharp and political. He allows no sentimentality to blur the deep sentiment of his experiences: the American childhood and youth, his growing love of England and his finding places in which to be, always a little uneasily, at home.

Un Coup de Des

a game of chance - shooting crapsChance authors all we do,
Thought feigns the plot in retrospect.
Spied once I still look out for you;
Chance authors all we do.
A sea bird shot, a woman checked,
Ungloving, who then strolls from view
Alters to fate as we reflect.
Chance authors all we do,
Thought feigns the plot in retrospect.

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