In the Loom Press-published collection of poems Bridge Street at Dusk, Tom Sexton uses precise imagery to convey a strong sense of place. In his poem "Sardine Packer," which is featured in the collection, Sexton captures the experience of working in Maine at a job that is, now, long gone. He uses visceral, moving images, as well as a beautifully woven refrain; check it out: <http://www.maine.gov/msl/poetry/displaypoet.shtml?id=593853>.
Tom Sexton grew up in Lowell, MA. In 1995, he was named Poet Laureate of Alaska. You can find his book and author page at <loompress.com>.
Posted on Wed, February 8, 2017
by Frederick Duquet