Brief Tracks: Poems by Jim Thomas

Truman State University Press

Jim Thomas deftly weaves simple themes of midwestern rural life into exceptional reflections on the human experience. These lyric and narrative poems spring from an enjoyment of everyday living paired with an ever-present understanding of life’s transience. This elegant volume of poetry is a testament to the craft of a greatly admired Missouri poet. 
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About the author

 Jim Thomas (1930–2009) was professor of English at Truman State University for more than thirty years, where he taught courses in American literature and creative writing. His poetry and fiction appeared in hundreds of literary journals, including Descant, Midwest Quarterly, and The Chariton Review. He previously published Seed Time, Harvest Time.

Joe Benevento is professor of English at Truman State University, where he teaches courses in creative writing and American literature and serves as co-editor of the Green Hills Literary Lantern. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in more than two hundred literary journals, including Poets & Writers, Bilingual Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. He has published six books of poetry and fiction, including his novel, The Odd Squad, a finalist for the 2006 John Gardner Fiction Book Award.

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Truman State University Press
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Published on
Nov 1, 2009
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Poetry / American / General
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