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Table of Contents for
The Crisp Day Closing on My Hand: The Poetry of M. Travis Lane, selected with an introduction by Jeanette Lynes

Foreword | Neil Besner

Biographical Note

Introduction | Jeanette Lynes

The Talisman

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Compost

The Song of Lot’s Wife

A Stone from Fundy

Well, Viewed by the God

Colonial

Red Earth [excerpt from “Divinations,” Book Two]

Walking Under the Nebulae

The Weight of the Real

The House as Sculpture as Chapel as Priest

Six Poems on a Sculpture by Ülker Özerdem

For the Cenotaph, November 11, 1983

Departures

Whine

King’s Landing

The Gift from the Bad Fairy

Skindeep

The Horn That Is So Difficult to Play

You Want Your Truths Told of You

Hills

Local Suite

About the Size of It

Half Past

Triptych/Tock

There Are Real Ants in the Metro

Strive for a Deep Stillness

Dusk Sequence

Codicil

“Cracked”

Keeping Afloat

The Soloist

Tourists

Overboard

For You

Afterword: Those Mysteries of Which We Cannot Plainly Speak | M. Travis Lane

Acknowledgements