The Four Rings: New and Selected Poems

978-1-62288-304-2 Paperback
6 x 9. 140 pp.
Pub Date: 03/03/2020
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Fred Dings’s The Four Rings: New and Selected Poems joins the best of his two previous collections along with twenty-nine new poems.  Dings’s poetry is highly lyrical and evocative; he brings to us redwing blackbirds that arrive “like the dying / reclaiming their old lives, delirious / with joy,” and revelations that, like “caterpillar days that crawl / through the long winters.”  It is easy to get lost in the mesmerizing details of Dings’ observations.  In his world, “Time, which forgets / none of us, remembers to carry you, finally, back to me.”

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press