|Paul West 1930 - 2015|
In his lifetime Paul was the author of 54 books. The last four of which were published by Onager Editions. He has received awards from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Lannan Prize for Fiction and the Halperin-Kaminsky Prize. He was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library and a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government. He has also been a runner-up for the National Book Circle Award and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
We are reprinting here one of Paul's poems from his book Tea With Osiris, which was previously published in in this journal in August 2006:
One summer's day in winter
when the snow was raining fast,
a barefooted boy with clogs on
stood sitting on the grass.
He went to the movies that night
and bought two front seats at the back,
ate a big plain cake with currents in,
and when he'd eaten it he gave it back.
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