Recycle Suburbia is Dan Nowak's first collection of poetry. It showcases the complex boundaries of growing up in Toledo, Ohio.
Dan gives an overview of the book:
Star Made of Water
The dealership my father worked at for half
of his life refused to believe in unions.
Every winter he froze underneath
trucks, gravel stirred by the gravity of his
heat. He burned like a star; the ice
in his beard proved not all fires hate water.
For twenty years I bought him country club
sweaters for Christmas. The one day
that we showed each other love robed in proud bows.
He wore them the Saturday he saw me next
and never again because of work's oil, because
it would take so little for him to burn without meaning.
Dan Nowak is a poet with an MFA from Spalding University and is pursuing his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His first book, Recycle Suburbia, won the 2007 Quercus Review Poetry Series Award. His forthcoming chapbook from RockSaw Press will be out in fall of...
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