The Way Summer Ends
The Way Summer Ends, Thomas Mitchell's new full-length book of poems, takes us to places imagined and unimagined, on a quiet, powerful journey characterized by the poet's deftness of craft, strong imagery, and lyricism. These poems examine everyday people, places, and situations, where the reader discovers their uniqueness in "the dark moon shimmering in an empty whiskey glass," "an empty chair, a dismantled clock, it's wheels and teeth forever disconnected," or a soldier "listening to the song of an automatic, the staccato of a submachine gun." The author's unwavering voice—confident, generous, and authentic—guides us every step of the way, and we understand this experience will endure with us.
About the Author
Thomas Mitchell studied writing at California State University, Sacramento where he received his MA in English, and worked with the poet, Dennis Schmitz. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, studying with Richard Hugo, Madeline DeFrees, and William Kittredge. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The New England Review, New Letters, Quarterly West, The New Orleans Review, California Quarterly, and Where We Are: The Montana Poet's Anthology. He taught middle school in Southern Oregon for many years, he lives there still with his wife, Linda.
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Aug 2021 - Wesleyan University Press
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Hardback
D. S. Butterworth
May 2021 - Lynx House Press
$18.00 USD - Paperback / softback