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Dear Wild Abandon, by Andrew Michael Roberts

Winner of the 2007 PSA Chapbook Fellowship

Dear Wild Ab
andon, by Andrew Michael Roberts, selected and introduced by Mark Strand.

Edition: 500 copies of the winning books were printed by the Prolific Group and designed by Gabriele Wilson.


Despite their resistance to paraphrase, the poems of Dear Wild Abandon, possess the peculiar power of bringing us closer to the generative impulse behind all poetry.

—Mark Strand

Birds of Paradise

Across the desert we kissed
and dreamt one-legged of islands.
We were not yet home,
a sea of buffaloes
carried us on its back.

All rights reserved. Reprinted with the permission of the author.

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