Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2006.
"Grief repairs grief," Michael Robins writes in The Next Settlement, and in these meditative poems, voices map the world with precision as a way to mend the holes they find in it. Pristine natural landscapes provide a jarring counterpoint to troubled internal terrain. These enigmatic scenes are masterfully rendered with a photographer's eye.
MICHAEL ROBINS was raised in Portland, Oregon, and educated at the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago.