Lifelines by Philip Boothby
Philip Levine recommends
Lifelines, poems by Philip Booth: "
Lifelines is an astonishingly mature work of poetry that represents a life's work of dedication. The poems trace an adult's experience in the world from boyhood to old age, largely in the world of New England, and pay tribute to the toughness and decency of ordinary folk, who in these delicately paced and richly imagined poems are revealed as the extraordinary people they are." (Viking)