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Walter Hall
Miners Getting Off the Graveyard

1978
ISBN 0-930900-08-1 950 paper $14
ISBN 0-930900-07-3 50 cloth $25

"A book full of hard life, hard feeling and hard thought, yet lyrical in its hardness. Hall mixes his vocabularies, ideational to sensual, with consummate skill in forms that have their own hardness too, a combination of free syntax and somewhat traditional prosody. His book has given me much pleasure."

--Hayden Carruth, The Nation

"these poems show an extraordinayr merging of the animate and the nonhuman. This creative merging--a sudden reorientation of one's self in the irrational alien world-explodes into unfamiliar new perspectives."

--Frank Allen, Gargoyle

"He tells us something we need not have thought, but that we have felt ... an essential task of poetry."

--Jim Hanson, Poetry Project Newsletter


"...harsh reality crafted into poetry"

--Library Journal