Winner of the 2004 Verse Prize, this second collection confirms Nutter's reputation for strange, beautiful, original work.
“Pantheism and synesthesia are his visionary rules . . . severe, contagious fun.”—Boston Review
“How much of what we call ‘seeing’ is actually ‘believing?’” Geoffrey Nutter asks in his dazzling second collection. The quiet, daring “water voices” of these poems carry the reader into their serious play, in settings as varied as the Tappan Zee Bridge and the inside of a flower, turning language ‘touchable’ and words into music.
Geoffrey Nutter was born in Sacramento, California. He is the author of A Summer Evening, winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize. His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 1997 and The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, daughter, and son.