I highly recommend this moving book of poetry. The first poem in the collection, "A Book Called The Soul", is one of the most potently distilled and moving poems I've read about the craft of poetry and the power of the written word on the page. Brian Flatgard is a local poet and frequent patron of our Changing Hands Phoenix store, and he is a lovely person.— Rachel
For 20 years, readers have cherished these poems of family, humor, and the cycle of life.
The Wind on My Grandmother's Grave is a remembrance of growing up in the prairie farmlands of southwest Minnesota, as well as observations from road trips across the American West.
The re-release of these well-loved poems-along with some new writing-will win over a whole new generation to Brian Flatgard's brand of down-home, evocative, and accessible poetry.
Whether pondering the world's fleeting moments or exclaiming our common humanity, Flatgard's poetry invites the reader to travel together on "the web of long roads that connect us all."
About the Author
Brian Flatgard lived an idyllic and pastoral childhood in the small town of Windom, Minnesota. As an adult, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In the mid-1990s, founded Chiswell Street Press and published many Phoenix poets. As a slam poet, Flatgard participated in International Poetry Slams. He currently lives in downtown Phoenix with his daughter, and is at work on a memoir about his father. More info at: www-brianflatgard-com