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by Derick Burleson
Derick Burleson's poetry has garnered much praise and many honors, including the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. This, his fourth book, was built from a list of 600 words commonly used in the English language according to the frequency with which they appear in printed material. This word list was created by Dr. Edward Fry in the mid 1990s. Derick made each poem from this word list, in the order in which the words were presented on the list, a technique never been used before in the writing of a book of poems.