ISBN: 0-9772524-0-x, 94 pgs., $15.00
SELECTED POEMS & PROSE POEMS contains 23 poems & 23 prose poems, representing Congdon’s best work over a 50 year period. His works address universal themes in colloquial yet lyric language. He combines neo-classical musical elements with contemporary language & imagistic detail, to evoke recognition of existential truths.
“A poet like Congdon is a man who binds himself to the mast and sails off determined to miss nothing, record everything, even the siren song that leads everyone finally to the reefs of extinguishment.” -Joan Colby, Small Press Review
“Kirby has not been in the mainstream of his time, but he has been very much a part of the avant garde and a creative but independent force as a poet, editor and critic. He deserves and will someday get, the attention that he merits.”
-Ray C. Longtin, Professor Emeritus, Long Island University