Midwestern Heart

By Tom Boswell

Subjects: Poetry
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781930337657, 36 pages, April 2012

Table of contents

1. Country Commute
2. The Catalpa in June
3. River City
4. Country Graveyard
5. The Beagle
6. My Lover’s Braids
7. Morning in the Hollow
8. Dodder
9. November Woods
10. Lodi Marsh
11. Heart on a String
12. Two Birds
13. Tennis Game
14. By the Sea
15. Harvesting the Carrots
16. Meditation while Cutting Buckwheat
17. Boarding the Bus at Platteville
18. The morning after
19. The Carp at Kiel
20. Summertime
21. Table Manners
22. Table Manners
23. Domestic Bliss
24. On the phone

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2011.


"Tom Boswell's Midwestern Heart sings in the voice of a prairie prophet whose well-crafted verses bless landscapes, both visible and unseen, with amazed reverence. " —Pauline Uchmanowicz, final judge

Tom Boswell is a grant writer and also a freelance photographer and journalist in Madison, Wisconsin. Recipient of a poetry fellowship from Fishtrap in 2006, his work has appeared in Blue Earth Review, The Dos Passos Review, Front Range Review, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Rattle, Sojourn, Wisconsin Academy Review, and elsewhere.