Station Zed is the terminal outpost beyond which is the unknown. It is also poet Tom Sleigh’s finest work. In this latest collection, Sleigh carries into these poems his experiences as a journalist on tours of Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, and Libya. But these are also dispatches from places of grief, history, and poetic traditions as varied as Scottish ballads and the journeys of Basho.
Praise for Tom Sleigh:
“Tom Sleigh’s poetry is hard-earned and well founded. I greatly admire the way it refuses to cut emotional corners and yet achieves a sense of lyric absolution.”—Seamus Heaney
“Sleigh has been publishing formidable poetry for almost thirty years, and among American poets of his generation there is no one better.”—David Wojahn, Tikkun
“An indispensable contemporary American poet.”—The Boston Globe