Dethlefsen Publishes New Book

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Bruce Dethlefsen has a new book of poems coming out this fall, published by Cowfeather Press. The book, Unexpected Shiny Things, covers territory from the playgrounds of elementary school to the trout streams of Wisconsin, from birth to love to heartbreak, with a focus on the tragic death of Dethlefsen’s son, Willi, in 2010.

The book will be available at the end of October.

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