This month for Poetry 365 we’re featuring D.A. Powell’s exhilarating new volume Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys. A staple on multiple 2012 Best Poetry Book lists, Powell’s fifth collection demonstrates his remarkable range of form as he examines his impoverished childhood, ecological disaster, gay sexual awakening, illness, and love. Sleek, witty, scathing, and compact, Useless Landscape finds Powell “turning the corner from promising poet into established power.” So check out this lyrical new book, sample a poem below, and make sure to stop back in 2013 for Poetry 365.
December 29, 2012