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Maurice Manning

Maurice Manning’s first collection, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions (2001), was selected by W. S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His poems also have appeared in Green Mountains Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sonora Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Manning is an assistant professor of English at DePauw University.


Eight Bucolics

Winter 2004 | Poetry

what color is your collar Boss
is your backbone sore from bending over
when you clap your hand against your thigh
does a little cloud of dust fly off