This is the eighth collection from a poet of formal grace an open heart. Blasing's poems of love, the passing of time, and the kinds of desires that transcribe a life are timeless and full of warmth.
“Sweet Crude is both celebratory and wistful, playing out passages of memory and desire that inscribe a life.... luminous in their jeweled aspects and crafted to be enduring.”
—David St. John
Randy Blasing is the author of seven previous books of poetry, including Choice Words: Poems 1970-2005. He is also co-translator from the Turkish of nine books of poetry by Nazim Hikmet. He lives outside Providence, where he edits Copper Beech Press.
Paperback / $15.95 (Can $17.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-422-5 / 86 pages / Poetry