Ephemeron - Cover
Goodreads Icon



Southern Messenger Poets

68 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / None

ebook available


  Paperback / 9780807139875 / November 2011

Winner of the ASU Faculty Achievement Award for Best Performance or Artwork

Winner of the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Poetry

In a work of startling originality, the T.R. Hummer's Ephemeron presents a meditation on ephemerality from the point of view of the ephemeron itself as it passes, be it the individual, the atom, the particle. Relentless in its stalking of the boundary between being and nonbeing, Hummer's work becomes a tour-de-force that shines a spotlight into dark corners of Being, revealing yet more darkness.

Born on a farm in rural Mississippi, TR Hummer is the author of 14 books of poetry and essays. Former editor of The Georgia Review and The Kenyon Review, he is a Guggenheim fellow in poetry and has won numerous awards for his work.

Advance Praise for Ephemeron

"Reading this book is like following a camera through a city like no other on this earth. Here is the wreck of an airplane, there an old woman sitting naked in a wicker chair. Slaves do the work of unseen masters; the shadow of a hawk drifts lazily over a battlefield strewn with shrapneled bodies. Hummer’s world is bright with the beauty of decay, charged with the force of his unrelenting intellect."—David Kirby

Found an Error? Tell us about it.