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Stephen Hind grew up in the Flint Hills and teaches in Hutchinson. This is his third collection of poetry.

About his work:
"I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed That Trick of Silence. There are some terrific poems in there, and some of the best descriptions of the plains I'e ever read."

    Invitation

    We once spoke of knowing a place
    "like the back of my hand."
    Here, I extend this hand.

From an interview with the author:
"A friend of mine who lives in the hills wrote a letter to tell me how much she appreciated In a Place With No Map. She said something like, 'You make me feel privileged to live in such a place, even though you don't whitewash the hardships.' That's the highest praise I could want, that the people who know what I'm talking about would have such a feeling, that I got it right."
    In a Place With No Map

    When the far path plays out,
    you know you are getting
    somewhere: home between sky
    and stone. Shade your own
    steps as you make trail. You
    are the one the wind has
    moaned for a thousand years.
    You are calm, claiming your
    kingdom a random way through
    the grass where the land says,
    Because you love me, your job
    is to stay with the world.


 

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In a Place with No Map
by Steven Hind

5-1/2" X 8-1/2"
76 pages
paperback
1997
$7.00
0-939391-24-4

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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