Chewing Green Leaves

by Ulf Kirchdorfer

A stuffed bear coming alive in a barbecue diner, a younger Seamus Heaney receiving advice to revise, James Dickey assuming military-style command over the telephone, squirrels running around with people's souls, the poet’s octogenarian mother insisting on introducing her suitors: these are some of the events featured in the poetic landscape of Ulf Kirchdorfer’s Chewing Green Leaves.

Ignoring an editor's edict that his poems were not depressing enough, Ulf Kirchdorfer painted the poetry in this collection upon the vast easel of America while introducing startling imagery from his Swedish childhood.


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About the Author

Ulf Kirchdorfer
Ulf Kirchdorfer grew up in Texas where he attended Trinity University and Texas Christian University. He has been a Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year and served as a Board of Regents Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning. He has published hundreds of poems and been featured on Poetry Daily, and is the recipient of the Boswell Poetry Prize. Currently he is a professor of English at Darton State College.