The Downstairs Press
the blessing of winter rain
Territorial Press • Moorhead, MN • 1976
The poet and editor, Mark Vinz, was instrumental in encouraging me to write poetry. Eventually our poet/editor relationship evolved into a strong and lasting friendship which continues to this day. Mark’s small chapbook of my early poems is part of a series of midwestern poets chapbooks Vinz published in the seventies and eighties. Unlike my later books of poetry which are, indeed, books more than collections of poems, blessing is simply a gathering of my better (albeit novice) early work.
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