Natural State

Natural State

Jon Tribble

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One of the poems in Jon Tribble's Natural State observes that "the finest / moment of our lives may not matter at all." That's a devastating truth, but Tribble's poems about growing up in Arkansas make every moment he renders matter, and matter deeply. Natural State may be Tribble's first collection, but it's as polished, mature, and wise as most poets' fourth or fifth, and it not only matters, its publication is one of contemporary poetry's finest moments.

—David Jauss, author of You Are Not Here and Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories