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Thread of the Real

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Joseph Hutchison is the author of eleven collections of poetry in addition to Thread of the Real, which include The Rain at Midnight, Bed of Coals (winner of the 1994 Colorado Poetry Award), House of Mirrors, The Undersides of Leaves, and the Colorado Governor’s Award volume Shadow-Light. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Hutchison teaches graduate level writing courses ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published May 21st 2012 by Conundrum Press
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Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5. Very nice poetry. Some lines have stuck with me.
“Only the earth woke in his hands.”
“It will vanish in the underworld of unfinished stories.”
Scott Allen
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
I may be biased--Joseph Hutchison is a friend and mentor of mine--but this is one hell of a collection of poetry.

Hutchison has a clear voice. His images are crystal and enticing. His subject matter timely and relatable. Every word has been toiled over, skillfully selected and placed. In other words, the poet has skills.

A few of my favorites...

The Glare

This slug on the path is both slick and slow-witted. They
usually stick to the granite coolness in the rock garden,
but this fellow's managed to wa
Mandy Haggith
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I found this in a bookshop in Denver, Colorado, and really enjoyed this political, critical and humane poetry.
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I was born on the westernmost edge of the Great Plains. My parents made sure there were lots of books in the house for my younger brother and me, but what I read most avidly was Poe, and to this day my work displays some Poe-ish qualities. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1972, and received an M.F.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1974, where I studied with the v ...more

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