Books by Steve Fay

WHAT NATURE by Steve Fay
Released: June 1, 1998

"Fay locates the self both in nature and in his larger historical narrative—his verse speaks plainly and compellingly."
paper 0-8101-5079-4 Elegiac in tone and modest in ambition, this first book by a midwestern poet adds a touch of magic realism to narratives about a lost agricultural world, with deliberate echoes of his prairie-poet ancestors, Sandburg, Masters, and Vachel Lindsay. —Extending [his] lines,— like the Indian fishermen he depicts, Fay mulls over scenes from the past: a faded photo of a girl holding a record-sized catfish caught in the Spoon River; a painting of Indians spearfishing in Virginia; and the remains found at a building site in Peoria. Read full book review >