Ivan R. Dee
Trim: 6 x 8¾
978-1-56663-710-7 • Hardback • September 2006 • $22.50 • (£16.99)
Bill Coyle's poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including the Hudson Review, The New Criterion, the New Republic, and Poetry. He is a translator from the Swedish, and his versions of the poet Håkan Sandell have appeared in PN Review and Ars Interpres and are forthcoming in the anthology The Other Side of Landscape. Mr. Coyle teaches in the English Department at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Reading 'Aubade,' the tiny poem [concluding] Coyle's…collection is like witnessing a hole-in-one. It's a single, flawless stroke.
— Eric McHenry; The New York Times
Coyle is absolutely on top of his game [and] easily one of the best poets of his generation.
— David Mason; The Hudson Review
[Coyle] writes with a clear flow of lively thought, and at the same time plays the whole instrument of poetry.
— Richard Wilbur
Throughout his poetic cosmology, Coyle's work is striking for its light touch and thoughtful content [and] for its unpretentious command of traditional forms.
— The Antioch Review
Vision by turns compassionate and comedic...striking for its light touch and thoughtful content...steadily measured and, often, meticulously rhymed.
— Ned Balbo; Antioch Review
Bill Coyle is a welcome new voice in a crowded choir....A winning combination and collection.
— Brad Leithauserd, Author Of Darlington's
Questions of belief in an often desolate world