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The Naked Eye:
New and Selected Poems, 1987–2012

Jack Grapes


Bombshelter Press, 2012 378pp

ISBN: 978-0-941017-97-8

Complete poems from Jack Grapes' last four books, plus new poems written since. The poems run the gamut from personal reflection to urbane surrealism, from abstract to figurative, from personal to philosophical, from historical to literary, all showing the full range of human emotions.

The Author

Jack Grapes
is an award-winning poet, playwright, actor and teacher, recipient of numerous fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. He's the author of 13 books of poetry, and also wrote and starred in Circle of Will, which ran for several years in Hollywood and won drama critic awards for Best Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor.