Tupelo Press, 2011
In his fourth collection of poems, Dan Beachy-Quick builds
upon the visceral and conceptual fascinations of Ralph
Waldo Emerson's Circles. These poems are deeply concerned with patterns, rituals, and tracing the connections—however subtle—that are inherent in daily life. Susan Howe remarks that Beachy-Quick's "splendid new collection reveals the echoes between the measure of verse and the measure of time." These echoes are abundant in the poem "Catalog", in which Beachy-Quick writes:
Includes ruin, includes the ruins,
The ruins of the stars, the heroes'
The arched neck of the broken horses
The heroes rode, includes stones,
includes a stone
To strike a stone, a spark that lights
the edge it hones.