A Boy's Dream
by Wynn Yarbrough 

Wynn Yarbrough brings together a deep awareness of nature, in the tradition of Dickey, with a contemporary romanticism, at times reminiscent of Ginsberg. His poems invite a reader to connect with archetypal energies, timelessness, a universality of experience.

—John Amen, editor of The Pedestal Magazine; author of More of Me Disappears (Cross-Cultural Communications 2005), and At the Threshold of Alchemy (Presa 2009)

In a great tradition marked out by poets like James Wright, James Dickey, and Charles Wright, there’s a fine mystification percolating in these vividly observant poems, arising among the mythic energies of family, of men and women, of the road, and of the hugeness that can’t be spoken. There are real hammers and rivers, and admirable metamorphoses insistently emerging into light, monsters of heartfelt delicacy. Wynn Yarbrough’s imagination is here on display and on trial, a mature intellect with the power of a creature newly born to cast a spell.

—Jerry McGuire, author of Vulgar Exhibitions (Eastern Washington University Press)
and The Flagpole Dance (Lynx House Press)

 About the Author


Wynn Yarbrough lives in Mt. Rainier, Maryland and teaches Children’s Literature and Creative Writing at the University of the District of Columbia. He has worked as a painter, bartender, editor, teacher, and studio engineer. Poems, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared in Black Zinnias, The Potomac Review, Branches Quarterly, the Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Midwest, and others.

He has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the Louisiana College Composition Poetry Prize in 2005. He is also the author of a critical work, Masculinity in Children’s Animal Stories, 1888-1928: A Critical Study of Anthropomorphic Tales by Wilde, Kipling, Potter, Grahame, and Milne (McFraland Press, 2011).


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