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Greg Kuzma Selected Early Poems: 1958-1983
Greg Kuzma's recent poems are long, narrative, pyschological and metaphoric, and have been appearing in magazines and collections for the past two decades. This selection includes the best of the lyric poems which characterized the beginning of his career in poetry.
Greg Kuzma, edited with an introduction by Gerald Costanzo and Kevin A. González
Kuzma teaches poetry writing workshops at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in Crete, Nebraska.
At his best, Kuzma is alert to landscape and rhythms of process, a landbound creature alive with the processes of living.
—Sam Hamill, Margins
Kuzma does not parade his secrets before the reader; instead, he writes poems which are warm, tender, full of good humor, often sensitive, highly crafted with a sheen akin to that of minimal art.
—John R. Carpenter, Poetry
What Kuzma does not want to do soon becomes clear. He does not want to make us feel safe. He does not want to confess. He does not want words to sound clever on his tongue. And what he does not want relates strategically to what he wants. He wants to engage us. He wants to witness and to bear witness to. He wants to recreate, rediscover, and rewrite—to reuse possible words for flower and woman, say "nasturtium" and "wife." Kuzma's poetry is fresh, sexual, and confident.
—Arthur Oberg, Shenandoah
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