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Winter Dogs
February 2011


Unquiet Remains

Drew Blanchard

ISBN: 978-1-912561-05-6

Page Count: 94

Publication Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Cover Artwork: “Connected” by Nichole Maury


About this Book

In a world that pines for borders and boundaries, Unquiet Remains presents an uncertain and flinching study of things untethered. In these poems, opposites meet, collide, and co-exist in the liminal spaces between life and death; where geometry and physics meet spirits and mystics; where reason rubs against the absurd, creating a kind of manic electricity. United by an act of questioning, the speakers find themselves asking for clarification, for direction, or simply reveling in the act of not knowing, more concerned with inhabiting a place of curiosity than finding answers. 

“In Unquiet Remains, Drew Blanchard renders a malleable world of snowfalls and ghosts of snowfalls and loved ones and seasons which speak from murky dimensions. We are both grounded and unhinged as the poet presents a kaleidoscopic universe rooted in laws and principles foreign to our assumptions and protected comfortabilities. Within this existential marvel is a crooning protagonist who wanders worlds of convoluted revelation delivered through headstones. Access to the unseen only heightens the voice which is both shaman and barfly and leaves the reader both delivered and mournful. Sometimes a poetry collection takes us to church. Here, Blanchard will leave you praising your gods, clapping your hands, and catching your holy ghosts.”
Derrick Harriell 
author of Ropes and Stripper in Wonderland


Author Biography

Drew Blanchard, born in Dubuque, Iowa, is the author of the chapbook, Raincoat Variations, and the full-length collection of poetry, Winter Dogs, from Salmon Poetry. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Iowa, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he was twice awarded The Academy of American Poets Prize. 

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