Swan Scythe Press



The Spirit of Blue Ink

By Walter Pavlich

ISBN: 1-930454-07-4

Read an excerpt: “Fatness

Praise for The Spirit of Blue Ink

I am deeply moved and impressed by this new book, so precise, so careful, just right, all high quality, full of surprise, a deeply satisfying accomplished collection. These poems are sheer enjoyment of mind to read, magically plain, centered, bending and opening things; unexpected investigations and discoveries. Here are new words, new uses. Blue Ink has range — and odd corners with illuminating quirks. Walter Pavlich with The Spirit has come through, a truly accomplished Poet.

— Gary Snyder

About Walter Pavlich

Walter Pavlich is the author of several books including Ongoing Portraits, a Pushcart Writer’s Choice Selection, and Running Near the End of the World, which won the Joseph Henry Jackson Award of the San Francisco Foundation and the Edwin Ford Piper Award of the University of Iowa Press. He’s been Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Hawaii, and has taught in various other settings, including three state prisons. Individual poems have appeared in this country and abroad — from The Atlantic Monthly to ZYZZYVA.