Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This PDF Chapbook: Francis Raven

Francis Raven’s poem covers the C&O Canal, but manages to be about much more. Raven was driven to write the piece based on his reflection while walking along the canal to work each day – that in America we have so few ruins.

The poems match that sentiment, themselves falling apart, tracing out what was but what is left hanging on.

Francis Raven is a graduate student in philosophy at Temple University. His books include 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005).

Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his website.

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