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Skiing with Dostoyevsky

New & Selected Poems

David Axelrod


Skiing for Dostoyevsky is comprised of poems from the author’s nine previously published collections, plus thirty-two new poems.

Lynx House Press

$26.95 / 978-0-89924-198-2 / Pbk. / 180 pages / 2024


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This volume brings together pieces from David Axelrod’s previous nine collections along with thirty-two brilliant new poems—the whole a kind of symphonic effort to clarify the unity of consciousness, water, wind, and stone—all life, in fact, and the planet itself. These poems are powerful meditations. To read them is to enter into an act of praise driven by intelligence and an unfailingly accurate ear for what might be called, the melody of meaning.

About the author:

Co-Director of the EOU Low Residency MFA, David Axelrod is the author of six collections of poems. The most recent, Folly and What Next, Old Knife? were published by Lost Horse Press. His previous collection, The Cartographer’s Melancholy, won the Spokane Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2006 Oregon Book Award. His collection of cultural and environmental essays about the interior Northwest, Troubled Intimacies, appeared in 2004. His poems and essays have been published in New Letters, Boulevard, Alaska Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, River Styx, Verse Daily, among others. He also edits basalt: a journal of fine & literary arts, and is Professor of English and Writing at Eastern Oregon University, where we has taught since 1988.

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