Jeffrey Skinner’s recent collection of poems is Glaciology (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013). He is a 2014 Poetry Fellowship recipient from the Guggenheim Foundation.
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The Bookshelf of the God of Infinite Space
You would expect an uncountable number,
Acres and acres of books in rows
Like wheat or gold bullion. Or that the words just
Appear in the mind, like banner headlines.
In fact there is one shelf
Holding a modest number, ten or twelve volumes.