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Greg Rappleye

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Greg Rappleye is the author of Figured Dark (University of Arkansas Press, 2007); A Path Between Houses (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000), winner of the 2000 Brittingham Prize in Poetry; and Holding Down the Earth (SkyBooks, 1995). He teaches at Hope College in Michigan.

by this poet

       Where is the dwelling place of light?
       And where is the house of darkness?
       Go about; walk the limits of the land.
       Do you know a path between them? 
               Job 38:19-20

The enigma of August. 
Season of dust and teenage arson. 
The nightly whine of pickup trucks