Grasses Standing: Selected Poems

Ralph Mills shows himself a master of the finely-tuned poem in this selection of a lifetime at the craft. Mills observes the natural world around him with intensity. His works describe sights and sounds, and his daring line fragments evoke the particulars of our existence. Each poem is this collection retains a freshness and clarity much like the experience of watching leaves in the sun, or clouds-the same, but always different. The intensity of observation and brevity of form constitutes a highly refined emotional elegance.

Ralph J. Mills Jr. Ralph J. Mills, Jr. is the author of numerous critical monographs, two volumes of essays and twelve books of poetry, most recently A Window in the Air (1993) and In Wind's Edge (1997) both published by Moyer Bell. Ralph Mills is professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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