Robert Wrigley

Robert Wrigley, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho, lives in the high-mountain woods near Moscow. His eleventh and most recent book of poems is Box (Penguin, 2017).

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Machinery

  My father loved every kind of machinery, relished bearings, splines, windings, and cogs, loved the tolerances between moving parts and the parts that moved the parts, the many separate machines of machinery. Loved the punch, the awl, the ratchet, the pawl. In-feed and out-feed rollers of the thickness planer, its cutter head and cutters. […]

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Stillness, Waiting

If the trout died it would not be as motionless as it is now, in a current a man cannot  stand in and under which looser stones go tumbling from their sockets. Across its back it seems sunlight is what’s swimming, and still the trout is still, not the least fin flick or tail motion, […]

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