Days Like Prose

Second Edition

Alan Michael Parker

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Retail Price: $18.00
Subject Category: Poems
Length: 65 pages
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: paper
Published: Forthcoming April 2019
ISBN: 978-1-60226-019-1


Days Like Prose, Alan Michael Parker's debut poetry collection, was originally published by Alef Books. It was named a "Notable Book of the Year" by the National Book Critcs Circle for 1997. Publishers Weekly wrote, "The deft, formal quality of these poems coupled with Parker's eye for the telling detail makes this a book of stirring, quiet beauty." And Richard Wilbur wrote, "This is an arresting first book; it gives us a poetry deep in particular moments and eloquently alert to the world's curious and agitated detail. Alan Michael Parker's poems are full, as poems should be, of surprises which turn out to be simply true."

This new edition retains all of the original poems in a newly typeset and designed volume. Fans of Parker will prize this volume to complete their collections of his work, and those who haven't discovered him yet will have the pleasure of beginning at the beginning of his published poems.

Book Excerpts

Selected Poems [PDF]

Table of Contents


A Little Something
Days Like Prose
Landscape with Cows
Two Suns
The Widow
The Fence
Song as if the Spirit World Were Flesh
About the Timberline
The Meniscus
If Steam Is Water's Memory
7 Types of Congruity
Facts and Figures
The Ticket
The Geese
The Copper Beech
Epithalamium: In Our Cities
Lacrimae Rerum
The Sears Catalogue
Reading Antony and Cleopatra Aloud on Summer Vacation
A Short History of Numbers

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