The Butler Pennsylvania Poems
Cities have long been an object of poetic contemplation. This poetry
about a small Western Pennsylvania town attempts to reawaken the
past and infuse meaning and newness into seemingly trivial
happenings one takes for granted. It expresses awe at what is
seemingly trivial, it slows down to express wonder at the
commonplace. It does this with plain language that penetrates beneath
the sensual surface of the events of everyday live for the hidden,
mysterious component that reveals the beauty of life's experience.
These poems are more than a nostalgic recounting of memories and
occurrences. They have to do with the essence of reality and as such
they are insights into the way people see things and the way they live
in small towns across the nation.