Poetry. Collom rejects the notion that a distinction exists between the quotidian and the poetic. His poems assert that poetry is everywhere. But to find poetry everywhere means that one incessantly engages the world at the poetic level. The result is a dance between fierce notion and ceilingless song. For writers of at least three generations, Collom's poetry and poetices have set the standard for the appreciation of earthly experience in elemental, quick-tempo'd language. Contains poems chosen by: Reed Bye, Clark Coolidge, Larry Fagin, Merrill Gilfillan, Lyn Hejinian, and Jack Collom. Collom has authored 17 small press poetry books, including COLORS BORN OF SHADOW and THE TASK.