The Argument Against Eternity
Poems by Lynne Knight

Cover Image - Still Life - Gustave Courbet

Still Life, oil on canvas, by Gustave Courbet, 1871-72


Everywhere, Even the North Country
Whose, Then
Deep in the Forest the Unread
She Meets Infinity in a Swirl of River Water
Any Number of Women
Unknown Quantities of Desire
Comparative Solace
Interlude: What It Might Mean to Be the Other
The Music of the Spheres in the Form of Wildflowers
Report From Several Time Frames
Recurrent Iris
Global Marketing Makes Pomegranates Available Anywhere
Burning Need Burning Itself to Extinction

Lynne Knight’s poetry collections have won prizes from The Quarterly Review of Literature, Bear Star Press, The Sow’s Ear Review, Two Rivers Review, and The Ledge. Her most recent collection, The Language of Forgetting, 2018, is available from Sixteen Rivers Press. Her poems have appeared in such places as Beloit Poetry Journal, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ontario Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Southern Review, and Zyzzyva. Among her other honors: the Rattle Poetry Prize, an NEA fellowship, a Prix de l’Alliance Française aux Etats-Unis award, and inclusion in The Best American Poetry, 2000, selected by Rita Dove.

Lynne Knight has another Mudlark chap, The Bone Woman, published in 2017. Her website can be found at:

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