The World Underneath

Paperback / softback
This is an intimate second book of poems.The locus of Richard Tayson's second book of poems, The World Underneath , is a series of poems related to a home birth, an event that leads the poems' speaker to question the place of the individual within the home, the world, and the universe. The book's widest aim is to unite the personal and the universal, the masculine and the feminine, the gay and the non-gay. As they explore the crucial dilemmas of our time, Tayson's poems probe beneath ordinary experience to discover the ineffable and the difficult-to-say, the space between what we know and what remains distant, unreachable.