Many people have contributed to this effort to make poems for others to read: Dr. Mark Tappmeyer and Dr. Tom Padgett both invited me into the Bolivar circle of “male chauvinist” poets. Ted Badger welcomed me into the Lucidity family, through which I received instruction from Pat Laster, Harding Stedler, and Larry Thomas. Dr. Andrew Deloss Eaton has continually challenged me to excellence . . . and clarity. As the years pass, I accumulate a large debt of gratitude to Southwest Baptist University students and their poetry group “Author Unknown.” Thank you to each of you. And now, “Thanks” to you who will work your way through some stuff This Side of Pin Hook.
Spring of 2012