House Bird, by Robb Fillman
Congratulations to Robb for the feature of his poem Summer Ending on Verse Daily on August 13, 2022.
Congratulations to Robb for the feature of his poem "The Optimist" on Autumn Sky Poetry Daily on May 16, 2022.
Congratulations to Robb for the feature of his poem "Cicadas" on Verse Daily on May 1. 2022.
Praise for House Bird
The poems in House Bird drill deep beneath the surface of domestic life, finding the essential truth in the tension between what gets said and what goes unsaid, exploring the consequences of speaking and the consequences of remaining silent. Fillman reveals how vulnerable we are, even in our own bedrooms, basements, driveways. Like in the Hopper and Wyeth paintings that inspire some of his poems, he finds the mood between desire and loneliness, that feeling so profound and universal that we can only bow our heads in recognition. A remarkable debut by a promising young poet. —Jim Daniels
Robert Fillman is the author of the chapbook November Weather Spell (Main Street Rag, 2019). His poems have appeared in Nashville Review, Poet Lore, Tar River Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere. His poem "Dumping Leaves" was a winner in Third Wednesday‘s 2017 annual poetry contest. Previous versions of House Bird were named finalist for the Cider Press Review Book Award and the Gerald Cable Book Award. An Assistant Professor of English at Kutztown University, he lives in eastern Pennsylvania. House Bird is his debut full-length poetry book.
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