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February 21, 2013
Stephen Kuusisto, poet and acclaimed memoirist, has a new poetry collection, Letters to Borges, coming out from Copper Canyon Press, on February 26. Here is a sample of the powerful, musical, smart poems you will find in this new volume:

“
Alone

Today I understood
While drinking tea
& hearing rain
That the word for birth
& the one for sin
Come from a single root
In Finnish … 
“

Order the collection and read more of his work on our site, for example, the essay “Best Advice,” about the poet’s relationship with his guide dog.

Stephen Kuusisto, poet and acclaimed memoirist, has a new poetry collection, Letters to Borges, coming out from Copper Canyon Press, on February 26. Here is a sample of the powerful, musical, smart poems you will find in this new volume:

Alone

Today I understood
While drinking tea
& hearing rain
That the word for birth
& the one for sin
Come from a single root
In Finnish …

Order the collection and read more of his work on our site, for example, the essay “Best Advice,” about the poet’s relationship with his guide dog.

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