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ISBN: 9.78098E+12
Categories Poetry

An Hour is the Doorway

Publication Date: January 2009


“In our world of history, poverty, violence, and discontinuity, Owens locates the hinge moments, as seemingly inaccessible to observation as they are resistant to words, where revelation is possible again, even as it too stands as a sacrifice to time. I have read few younger poets today who have such a will to transfigure the ordinary. James Owens has both the will and the art to show us that such transfiguration is another name for knowledge.”
-David Rigsbee


“An Hour is the Doorway announces the arrival of an already accomplishes poet, earth-leaning and in the strongest tradition of Frost and Wright.”

-Eliot Khalil Wilson

About the Author

James Owens

JAMES OWENS is the author of a chapbook of poems, Loan of the Quick, and is a former editor of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. A native of Virginia, he received an MFA from the University of Alabama and now lives in La Porte, Indiana with his wife, Fonda, and their three children, where he works in educational assessment and wanders the dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan. He regularly reviews poetry and fiction for the online magazine The Pedestal. James Owens can be contacted through his Weblog, Eine Klage-Welt, at

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