A beautifully presented collection by the estimable New England publisher, David R. Godine. . . . McNair succeeds in making a poetry that is recognizably and distinctly his own and a potry that many readers will recognize as their own. --Harvard Review Online
Poetry, like all art, seeks to tell a story all its own. Lovers of the Lost is a collection of poetry from Wesley McNair, presenting some of his favored works alongside with some of his newest creations. Looking into the insights of the soul and the stories of our lives and the characters around it, Lovers of the Lost is a fine read and a strong pick for poetry readers. --Midwest Book Review
He is a much loved Maine poet grounded in small town rural life. He has a distinguished career in Maine and nationally, his poems are accessible to a wide demographic and he is one of the great storytellers in contemporary poetry. --Donna McNeil, Director of the Maine Arts Commission
About the Author
Wesley McNair's volumes of poetry include seven books and two limited editions. The author of a memoir and books of essays, he has also edited several anthologies. A recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, he has won two NEA grants and twice received Rockefeller fellowships for creative work at the Bellagio Center in Italy. His honors in poetry include the Theodore Roethke Prize, the Robert Frost Prize, the Jane Kenyon Award, and the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal. In 2006 he was awarded a United States Artist Fellowship in poetry.