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Poems by Dabney Stuart

Twice a year Dabney Stuart and his wife spend a week in a West Virginia state park. They return most often to the same cabin in Greenbrier State Forest. Stuart began the poems here in that place, and has spent the past fifteen years or so extending and revising them. The result is a series of meditations deriving primarily from the sights and sounds of Greenbrier Forest. Occasionally the work invokes other locations, as in “The flat arc of this ocean:” the speaker is watching the Pacific Ocean, but it turns out to be not all that far from Hart’s Run in West Virginia.

DABNEY STUART has published sixteen previous volumes of poetry, most recently Open the Gates, Tables, Family Preserve, and The Man Who Loves Cézanne. A former resident at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy, he has also held a Virginia Artists Fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He won the Library of Virginia Poetry Prize for 2006. His work is in the audio and video archives at the Library of Congress.
Stuart and his wife Sandra live in Lexington, Virginia.


I have never thought to say so.pdf


In dreams I hold myself.pdf


The hemlock’s needles move.pdf


The source of my music is.pdf



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Open the Gates

Open the Gates, Poems for Young Readers (2010): (8"x10" paperback, full color, 92 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9821561-6-2, $27.00).


Tables (2009) From nuclear physics to astronomy, Stuart explores themes of family, friction, and art (6"x9" paperback, 100 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9821561-1-7, $15.00, New Mexico Book Award Finalist).

Only the One Sky (2016) A timeless world, dialogs with an old poet, whom we see as he muses in forests, along the river, or come through time (6"x9" paperback, 112 pages, ISBN: 978-1-936671-36-6, $16.00).

Only the One Sky
Time's Body

Times Body (2014) New and Selected Poems (1994-2014), (6"x9" paperback, 174 pages, ISBN: 978-1-936671-22-9, $18.00).


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