John Koethe: Beyond Belief

I dig the bold typographic treatment on the cover of the book. The collection is about the beauty of the ordinary. Koethe writes about poetry and use the analogy of poetry in his poems. The first poem in the collection titled “What Was Poetry?” I also love the last one titled “A Way of Putting It,” in which he ends with:

Instead of reaching a conclusion, getting old is a study in tone
That leaves you where you are—still listening to yourself
A lifetime away from where you started, and not far from home.