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Name: Steve FayPen Name: None Genre: Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMr. Fay was born in Carthage. He has received the Illinois Arts Council Award for his poem, "The Milkweed Parables" He is currently a naturalist at the Forest Park Nature Center.
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What Nature: Poems, Tirquarterly, 1998
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What Nature: Poems (Studies in Russian Literature and)
ISBN: 0810150794 Triquarterly. 1998 Steve Fay's What Nature brings a naturalist's attentiveness to poetry.
Central to What Nature is "The Milkweed Parables," a long, atmospheric poem dealing with issues of nature, lineage, family, and history. As rich and sweeping as a novella, this remarkable poem is an inquiry into the interdependence of human life and the natural world. Showing startling range - poems that move from political satire to portraits of loneliness and regret to humorthese poems form a multidimensional meditation on the relationship of man to nature, and as such are a unique contribution to the canon of contemporary poetry.