Blue Flame Ring: Collected Poems
Author: Tinker Greene
Publisher: Poltroon Press (2022)
Blue Flame Ring collects all seven of Greene’s self-published pamphlets into one volume and adds a section of uncollected work, some of which predates the first collection At Bob’s and some of which was written after his move to Chicago in 2018.
Dreams, art, the love of outdoors and nature inspire his writings. Maxine Chernoff thinks of him as a devotional poet. Micah Ballard calls him a “polymath of wilderness and city living.” Norman Fischer says, “After all the fluttering paper-shards of the experimental isms float gently to earth, this quiet glow, a universe of little poems, remains. Record of a life in words, places, dreams.”