Standing Naked: New and Selected Poems
2001, Confluence Press
I didn’t realize how many new poems I had written until James Hepworth at Confluence Press asked me if I had the makings of a new collection that would include some old poems from A Suitable Church, which is out of print. This collection is the result.
I hope my readers agree that the new poems, though far fewer of them are about farm life, blend nicely with a sensibility deeply attached to the physical senses and the physical world.
Best known for his short-short stories about “the boys,” Jim Heynen has published widely as a writer of poems, novels, nonfiction, and short fiction.