Our Sudden Museum (Paperback)
With elegies to a brother, sister and father at the core, Robert Fanning's third poetry collection examines what sustains in us in spite of loss. In richly sonic and poignant lyrics, we witness the wilder forces beyond our bastions of safety-of the beauty and devastation that we cannot contain and to which we eventually succumb. In poems alternately harrowing and humorous, bright and bittersweet, Fanning looks beyond grief to his children and the world to come, in a tenacious celebration of both impermanence and of what endures. Robert Fanning is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.