"Exit-Sky is a 50-poem poetry collection, the first to be published by Warren Woessner in a decade. While living an extraordinarily unique life as lawyer, scientist, and poet, Woessner has created an effecting style based on understatement and influences from Chinese poets like Han Shan and Li Po. These short poems may appear understated on the surface, but they are meditations that open up whole worlds via keen observations of the natural world and people. “Prairie Grass”: Almost touching the snow banks, the thin stalks are bent down like old women, walking home from a country market, empty early. They are holding just a handful of seeds-- shopping baskets full of wind.
TAKING FLIGHT ENTRANCE 2 PICKING WILD BLUEBERRIES 3 HOLDOUT 4 ROOST 5 THRIFT SHOP 6 CLOSING TIME 7 WINTER NEWS 8 ALL NIGHT SUMMER STORMS 9 END OF A HOT DAY 10 ANOTHER FOREST 11 BARRED OWL 12 HERON ON ROCK - SNOW 13 OPEN HOUSE 14 BEFORE ICE OVER 15 CANOES IN JANUARY 16 PRAIRIE GRASS - FEBRUARY 17 LOOK OUT 18 POEM FOR NEW PAPER 19 INDUSTRIAL PARK 20 MARCH CLEAN-UP 21 FARM HOUSE 22 SUGAR SNAP RABBIT 23 HALLOWEVE 24 GOOD-BY WISCONSIN 25 STRONG FINISH COLLISION COURSE 27 MOVING 29 NEW YEAR’S EVE 30 ONE PAGE 31 MCDONALDS: FURTHER EXCAVATIONS AT A NEW SITE 32 THE KING OF NEW JERSEY 33 CLOUD WINDOW 34 AFTER MARIN-AN 35 EXIT - SKY 36 STRONG FINISH 37 IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING 38 KEEPSAKES 39 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER 40 THE CATCH 41 GAY HEAD LIGHT 43 NORTON POINT 44 HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST SHARKS 45 HALLOWEEN 46 FLOTSAM 47 MOTHER AT 85 48 OFFICE VISIT 49 LIFE LIST 50 VOLCANES DE COLIMA 51 STOPOVER 52 NAVIGATOR 53 GARBAGE COLLECTION – SOUTH PHILLY 54 THE CHAIR 55 SEVENTH DECADE 56 SYNCHRONICITY 57 POEM 58