|Casting Out Nines|
In Casting Out Nines, memories and reflections fuse East and West in a jazz bop a la Kerouac, a sort of “high school haiku.” Irreverent, flippant and sparkling poems about friends, school, dating, sex, drinking, partying, music, teachers, joy, sadness and sex evoke all the concerns of teenagers with a mischievious cool. Within the confines of the seventeen syllable form, Richard Stevenson muses on the complicated joys and turbulent difficulties of being a teen, inspired by his own experiences in the early seventies. Reading Casting Out Nines, one imagines a Fast Times at Ridgemont High as scripted by Basho.
for Windfall Apples: Tanka and Kyoka:
lives and teaches in Lethbridge, Alberta. He received the Stephan G. Stephansson
Award for poetry for From The Mouths of Angels (Ekstasis Editions, 1993).
His other Ekstasis Editions titles are Flying Coffins, Nothing Definite Yeti,
Hot Flashes, A Charm of Finches, Bye Bye Blackbird and The Emerald Hour.
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