University of Akron Press
In Delicate Bait, Roger Mitchell explores the small histories of the self in the larger world, intent on giving everything its just place and name. The poems roam over field and seashore and city,
inventing a world so similar to the world itself/ it becomes the world.
Whether musing on the past or searching for
something even memory can't reach,
Mitchell faces up to
the wobble of most things human,
with a combination of stoicism and wonder and a language as supple as the spoken word. Winner of the 2002 Akron Poetry Prize.
Roger Mitchell is the author of seven previous works of poetry and a work of non-fiction. His work has received several awards plus two fellowships each from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has appeared in more than thirty anthologies. He taught for many years in the English department at Indiana University-Bloomington.