Dave Oliphant's Backtracking explores the influences and inspirations that shaped the work of this prolific American poet. The impact of Spanish culture on Oliphant is featured at the beginning of the collection, and his wife serves as the inspiration for an ongoing series of poems that celebrates the passion and mystery of their 37-year love affair.
Oliphant also pays tribute to his forebears and remembers literary and musical figures important to his life. An eclectic gathering of poems on Texas landscapes and people this is a diverse and powerful collection of contemporary American poetry.
One of Austin's most prolific poets finds room for seemingly everything and everyone in this pitch-perfect collection.
– The Austin Chronicle
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