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George Looney

George Looney’s fourth collection, The Precarious Rhetoric, received the 2005 White Pine Press Poetry Prize. His awards include an NEA Fellowship and the Larry Levis Editors Award for Poetry from Missouri Review. He is associate professor of English and creative writing at Penn State Erie, where he serves as editor-in-chief of Lake Effect and translation editor of Mid-American Review.


A Kind of Restoration

It is a world of words to the end of it . . . —Wallace Stevens In eulogies, children bemoan what they wish they’d said to parents, before loss left them, like parrots, with vocabularies that couldn’t contain enough words to k [...]