The Moment’s Equation

Finalist, National Book Awards 2005 for Poetry

The Moment's Equation, by Vern Rutsala book cover
ISBN 9780912592541
Ashland Poetry Press

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Scintillating visions of life, home, work, and family expressed in accessible language through which the poet magnifies daily events into art.

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The Moment’s Equation takes us through decades of America. There are evocative settings, memorable events; there are many roads to regard, many lives to consider. In this America, there are startling moments, keen equations, but there is always time for laughter, room for reflection. Each poem journeys to a destination. With a remarkable deftness and an unerring sense of direction, Vern Rutsala gets us there.