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Equlibrium : Collected Poetry of Linda Bohe, in Memoriam 1950-1983

By: Ms. Linda Ruth Bohe; Marc Lee Weber, Editor

From a military family, Linda Bohe grew up in various parts of the country. Her childhood was mostly in the South, her mid-teens to young adulthood in Colorado. She later resided in New York City, where many of her poems are set. Linda studied with Alan Dugan, William Matthews and Richard Hugo among others. Her terse syntax perhaps reminds one of Hugo, but with an eclectic bent. Her broad range of poetic taste was shown in the magazine, Attaboy, which she edit...

Detour I drive two thousand miles to leave you and find your shadow, spine whipped by wind, in snow-filled valleys where hills are hidden in white air and fields sleep. You will yourself into this landscape the way one can staunch the flow of blood or simulate death. My car window is a camera lens. I watch a train curve along tracks and into a tunnel. The moon spills across land so cold the cattle moan. My map is crumpled and I read it...

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