The Welter of Me and You
Peter Schireson


Winner of the 2013
Coal Hill Chapbook Contest
ISBN: 978-1-932870-96-1

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Schireson is an imaginative, humane observer of reality. In these poems he describes women in old movies “wearing hats as big / as braising pans,” and sparrows standing on a window ledge with such poise, they remind him of ballerinas at the barre. Schireson’s poems are tender, and often funny. But above all, they are full of honest intelligence. This is an exciting debut.

–James Arthur