The Collected Works of Don Welch
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Beloved Nebraska Poet Don Welch's collected works is finally available to lovers of great poetry!
Selected by award winning editor Dwaine Spieker and Don himself, this stunning collection of poems spans over forty years of Welch's award-winning verse.
Here are what critics say about Don Welch's HOMING:
“W. H. Auden once wrote ‘A poet’s hope: to be/like some
valley cheese, /local, but prized everywhere.’ This is about
as precise a statement as one could ever make of Don
Welch, the senior poet of Nebraska and of the Great
Plains. Yet Don has always been a modest man, content to
immerse himself in his first affections: family, homing
pigeons, the Platte River and the birds that brand the flight
path so uniquely, and writing an enduring poetry that never
pretends to be anything but well-made. Those of us who
have read his work faithfully for forty years recognize the
magnitude of his contribution to the local, but we are also
painfully aware his contribution to American letters should
be celebrated in great measure. Don never sought a
national audience. Rather, like the faith he has in his
homing pigeons, he sent his poems to the world, hoping
they (and not himself) would be prized and return to
readers the spirit of the local that suffices above all."
—Mark E Sanders, publisher of Sandhills Press, author of “Conditions of Grace:
New and Selected Poems”
“Don Welch’s ever-present theme—you are not listening
for it, yet it finds you—is courage, specifically moral
courage. And how difficult that is to sustain. Still, this is the
music we have always needed and need even more, right
now. As Welch attaches his broad vision to land and sky,
birds and animals, he simultaneously tells us all about the
solitary, bursting, and contradictory human heart. Born out
of a deep and complex love, his inherited strength is
transferred. Like the best of our American tradition, these
are spirituals. Welch’s beautiful and valiant poems touch
needful readers on the shoulder, show us it will be okay,
and, somehow, it is."
—Steve Langan, founder of The Seven Doctors Project, author of “What It
Looks Like, How It Flies”
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