You've seen part of this poem, but I thought I would post it in its current form, which will be part of the prelude to the book I am working on right now. After careful consideration I have decided to shift away from the historical narratives of Springville for the main focus of the book. Instead, those poems will at most punctuate a different, more personal narrative of my town. There is good news in that. As some of you know, I have struggled to find an appropriate voice for those narratives. Without that burden I can concentrate on writing poems I know will be stronger, poems I know will avoid being clones of others I have read and admire.
Now, I am inviting my Facebook friends from Springville to come and read. Please feel free to offer ny feedback. This is by no means a 'finished' work.
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