“Every poem is a creation myth,” writes poet Robert Hedin. This long overdue retrospective, spanning forty years of patient and painstaking work, highlights Hedin’s original poems and translations of Norwegian poets and includes the aphoristic essay “Field Notes.” Hedin’s poems—elegant, spare, and devoid of artifice—detail themes of Midwestern life, the natural world, ocean liners, and airships. A profound, essential volume.
“There isn’t a flaw or misstep or a lack of humility on a single page… I invite you to turn to just one page, to any page, and to let what’s there wash over you with its beauty, its clarity, its precision, and its delicately balanced emotional weight.” —Ted Kooser
“Robert Hedin is one of the quietest, most spiritually sensate poets of our time.” —Olga Broumas