Kirschten, Robert

About the poet: Robert Kirschten is the author of James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of Earth: A Reading of the Poems; Approaching Prayer: Ritual and the Shape of Myth in A. R. Ammons and James Dickey; and three books of poems, Old Family Movies, Chicago Poems, and Looney Tunes: A Comic Book of Poems.

Chicago Poems
2001 0-7734-3438-0


Looney Tunes a Comic Book of Poems
2001 0-7734-3458-5
Comic poems commenting on everything from Looney Tunes characters such as Yogi Bear, quick Draw McGraw and Wiley E. Coyote, to Jimmy Durante, comic paintings, and soap operas. About the poet: Robert Kirschten is the author of James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of Earth: A Reading of the Poems; “Approaching Prayer”: Ritual and the Shape of Myth in A. R. Ammons and James Dickey; and three earlier books of poems, Old Family Movies, Nighthawks and Irises, and Chicago Poems.

Nighthawks and Irises Poems About Paintings
2001 0-7734-3418-6
This volume’s title is taken from works by Edward Hopper and Vincent Van Gogh. Each poem navigates the visual terrain of a single picture, attempting both to appreciate the structure and value of the subject painting while recording the poet’s emotional response to each work. Artists celebrated include: Chagall, Monet, Cezanne, O’Keefe, Matisse, Degas, Goya, Manet, Corot, and Benton.

Old Family Movies a Book of Poems
2000 0-7734-3127-6
Old Family Movies recalls the pain and joy in all families. It does so through personal mementos like those in the title poem, a father’s death certificate, and memories of a mother teaching in her kindergarten classroom.