foreword by Rachel Hadas
Volume 9 of the May Swenson Poetry Award Series, 2005
"The rightness and precision in poem after poem correspond to the quiet authority of a voice that issues from painstaking observation, not from improvisation or anecdote. May Swenson would have admired and enjoyed this collection—as I do."
The Beautiful Lesson of the I is a collection of finely made poems by an accomplished poet. It will reward the scholar and the student of poetry, as well as the reader looking for the simple pleasures of poetic insight authentically felt.