Baby / David Watters

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Baby / David Watters

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Baby is an anachronistic address, an intentional culling of holy space, from a father to a son. These poems ask forgiveness, evince an extreme reverence to loss, and finally, open space for mutual counsel. Watters speaks from the power of intentional exchange, for what cannot be said in passing moments. A homily to heal the often culturally unspoken frustrations and enigmas between parent and child; a map of patrilineal mercy, from father to son, through grief and gratitude—Before they became / Scared starlings, / My hands were a pack of wolves. / There is only so much / Screaming I can take / Before I almost become my father.

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Published 14 February 2016

Poetry • MHP-017
Saddle-stitched • 24 pp
5.5 x 7 • ♾♽

Distribution • MHP
 

POEMS FROM THE CHAPBOOK

Stillborn
(Monster House)
 


David Watters

David Watters was raised in Northern Indiana, and currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Hollow & Round, David’s first book from Ledge Mule Press, which was printed by Hound Dog Press in Louisville KY, is a rare synthesis, both meditative and grounded in the quotidian. The poet’s themes are deeply rooted in his love for his young son, and the crucible of parenthood. The result is a gem-like collection of poems that verge on secular prayer. David's second chapbook, Baby, came out in 2016 from Monster House Press. David is currently in the poetry MFA program at Indiana University.