Howard W. Robertson

Ode to Certain Interstates

This is a revised edition of the book-length poem inspired by the year poet Howard W. Robertson worked as a long-haul truck driver in the American West and British Columbia. While on the road and during pauses at truck stops and rest areas, the author meditates on (among other matters) Kant, the Kalapuyans, Basho, and the "best buffet in the West." In the thirteen parts of this poem, the author uses a refined intelligence to probe the daily intersections of the sacred and banal.

Selected Works

Poems of the biosphere.
Revised edition of this spiritual book based on solid science and the author's experiences in aikido. These poems re-evaluate our moment in time in terms of the Gaian biosphere.
Revised edition of book-length poem inspired by year the poet worked as a long-haul truck driver.
Prize-winning poems from 1987-1994.
"These poems breathe with the cosmos, exhaling the beauty of daily life." --Tamara Pinkas
"Truly remarkable. Tremendous breadth. Superb!" --Matthew Stadler
“Gorgeous, an intoxicating blend.” --Santa Cruz Metroactive
“Beautiful mystery.” --Ahsahta Press
A short novel about racism on the Oregon frontier.
Contemporary tales of married love and sustainability.

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