Parizeau’s poem ["Angle of Repose"] borrows the title of Wallace Stegner’s acclaimed novel to give new meaning to rapid changes to western landscapes, about which Stegner wrote extensively. In a way,
Parizeau’s piece picks up Stegner’s message and
'places' it in the Gulf region, making the narrative
of environmental destruction not only a regional
story, but a national (and societal) one as well.
"When It Does Not Increase"
(in Written River)
"The Weevil's Waltz"
"Corvette from Nevada" and
(in Emrys Journal)
(in Writers Rising Up) (Bill Holm Witness Poetry Award)
(in Poecology) (2014 Pushcart Nominee)
(in Soundings Review)
Poetry & Prose
—Poecology editor Kristi Moos
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"Formiculture" in Weather, from
Imagination & Place Press