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         McAllister
           1971-2010
 
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     Joel Sackett
 
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Even in the Wind, Even in the Dark

Collected Poems by Bob McAllister 1971-2010
Photographs by Joel Sackett

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Read "Poetry is magic for 'Mad Priest' McAllister" by Connie Mears
Bainbridge Review, March 3, 2011

 

“I've always found that Bob McAllister's writing helps keep me in balance. From the night in 1968 when Bob, holding a dripping candle, read Poe's "Raven" to us in Theodore Roethke's old classroom in Parrington Hall and a crow outside the open windows cawed a response to the ending of the poem, I have found these narratives to be entertaining, enlightening--and in his persona as “the mad priest”--a suitable replacement for the sermons that you hear on Sunday mornings. The lyric quality of these poems speaks to us like music that comes at us from out of a darkness that we feel close to. 
                                                   ––James Masao Mitsui, poet, author of 
                                                       From a Three-Cornered World: 
                                                       New and Selected Poems; After 
                                                       the Long Train: Poems; 
                                                       Crossing the Phantom River

 

Bob McAllister

Joel Sackett

 
   
   Two Poems
 
   To Miss Alberta
    Love, My First
    Creative Writing
    Teacher
 
   On the Ferry Hayak,
    after Nelson's Poetry
    Workshop

Take a look at the poster for Bob's Olympic College reading at the Bremer Student Center.

 

Copyright © 2011 by Bob McAllister
Photographs © by Joel Sackett