Today's poem is "Minotaur"
from Deviants

Stephen F. Austin State University Press

Peter Kline teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco and at Stanford University. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he is also the recipient of residency awards from the James Merrill House, the Amy Clampitt House, and the Kimmell Harding Nelson Foundation. His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Tin House, the Best New Poets series, and elsewhere. A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Virginia, he currently lives in San Francisco.

Books by Peter Kline:

Other poems on the web by Peter Kline:
Six poems

Peter Kline's Website.

About Deviants:

"With craft, dark wit and an edgy honesty in every line, these poems unsettle our familiar world. There are no comfortable places left after these wonderful lyrics have done their work. The domestic, social, erotic,.: and historic are all turned inside out; made subject to a fierce, glare. This is a book of compelling estrangements. It is also a very fine first collection."
—Eavan Boland

"The gorgeous poems in, Deviants are intimate, grimy, and chillingly elusive. I admire the way Peter Kline, an expert formalist, undermines poetic form: he understands, the way Marianne Moore understood, the way Thom Gunn understood, the freedoms in propriety and deviation. Kline, ever the artful Voyeur ('I go where everyone goes / and I go unseen'), in line after remarkable liner looks after his fortunate, unsuspecting reader with a dry eye and 'a winterized grin.' Deviants is a striking, unsettling collection."
—Randall Mann

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