What Falls Away Is Always

What Falls Away Is Always

Poems and Conversations

by Richard Terrill

Published by: Holy Cow! Press

Imprint: Holy Cow! Press

88 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781513645636
  • Published: September 2020


Minnesota Book Award-winning poet Richard Terrill is back with a new collection of poetic “conversations” with the work and wisdom of Walt Whitman, Diane Arbus, Miles Davis, Groucho Marx, and more. Tai qi, classic movies, environmental angst, and the inexorable passage of time are among the subjects the poems consider—along with Terrill’s signature subject, music, especially the blue nights and blue notes of jazz. Terrill borrows language and image from his sources and handles it with care. Here is a blend of humor and pathos, of light and of dark, that revels in its contradictions and conundrums. The pages of What Falls Away Is Always will provoke, delight, and surprise.