Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press


The Lost Poems

by Terry McDonell

Wyoming (The Lost Poems) introduces a sharp new voice that rings true in image and narrative, from the boomtowns of Wyoming to the after-hours clubs of downtown Manhattan.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 64
  • Publication Date May 01, 2010
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-4500-0
  • Dimensions 5.25" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $17.00

About The Book

Wyoming (The Lost Poems) is a run of poems written and put away in the 1970s. It is the work of a writer who began as a student of poetry but who became a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. None of the poems have been published previously or submitted anywhere for publication.

It is a collection of exploding imagination and acute observation. Love, sex, betrayal, redemption . . . tossed like dice on uniquely American landscapes. With the first poem you wonder where Terry McDonell has been; by the last you are shocked by his answers.


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