Welcome back to Northshire Vermont author Garret Keizer when he presents his first book of poetry, The World Pushes Back--winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. The poems are mostly lyrical, often personal, and always accessible.
GARRET KEIZER is a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of eight books of prose, the most recent of which are Getting Schooled (2014), Privacy (2012), and The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want(2010). His poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. He lives with his wife in northeastern Vermont.
“The World Pushes Back is an extraordinary human document. A long time coming, the collection proves far more than worth the wait—a breathtaking poetic debut.” -- Sydney Lea
“Keizer does more than catalogue the spells and bouquets of living now; he is a passionate witness to a remarkable life made holy by his spacious intellect and adventures into song.” -- Major Jackson