May 2002

Robert West


Robert West's poems have appeared in Poetry, Connecticut Review, Asheville Poetry Review, and other magazines. A former editor of The Carolina Quarterly, he now edits Blink: A Little Little Magazine of Little Poems.

Sure Closure 

Progress, once
it turns
toward oblivion,

seems to
pick up
the pace—

feels more
inevitable then
than ever.




Last night
the full

moon came
on full

tilt, sulfur
smudge on

the horizon
firing up

to white-
hot spotlight,

dizzy Greensboro
blinking below.




Robert West: Poetry
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