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Brink, The (Peregrine Smith Poetry Competition, 12) Paperback – May 3, 2000
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Graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers Workshop, Peter Sears has taught at Reed College and has served as Dean on Students at Bard College and as community services coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Northwest Review, The Atlantic, Seneca Review, Antioch Review, Left Bank, Cimarron Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and many other publications. He has been anthologized in Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, and Bars; Scribner's Poets for Students: A Scribner's Student Encyclopedia; Season of Dead Water; Voices for the Land: and other anthologies. Sears has also authored three previous books: Tour: New and Selected Poems, Secret Writing, and I'm Gonna Bake Me a Rainbow Poem. "So believable and human a voice--the sound of a man talking--that it comes as a surprise to find that among the affecting poems here is a sequence couched in a voice of a very old woman--also believable, very human." --Donald Justice
About the Author
Peter Sear's work has appeared in The Atlantic, Antioch Reveiw, and Ploughshares, among other publications, and has been anthologized in Scribner's Poets for Students: A Scribner's Student Enycyclopedia. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
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Mr. Sears is a fine poet. His observations are rendered in a voice that is playful, powerful, and dark, all at the same time. He skillfully wields our language as a caress, a cudgel, a razor, and a lance.
"The Brink" is a remarkable accomplishment.