Driving the Milford Blacktop

Robert Tremmel

Main Street Rag Press
40 pp.

Driving the Milford Blacktop
This early book of poems was published in Kansas City in 1991.

The front and back covers feature original artwork by my cousin, Mike Tremmel.

Most of the poems in this book are set in Northwest Iowa and Northeast Kansas, and many of them occur in the outdoors, far from town.

There are fast dogs in this book, faster birds, and fish with luminous jaws. There are people here too, moving through the seasons and moving on.

The title poem, Your First Time Driving the Milford Blacktop, is set on the north end of Spirit Lake, where the grade slopes up to a gravel road that runs along the Iowa-Minnesota state line.

© 2010 Robert Tremmel
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