Andrew West


it was then
that I was

in what I was
not before; as

if I were
out of it.

may it then
be as it

is what I was
before; not that

if I were
in or out,

but something of
the life between


Andrew West was born in Kansas City, Missouri and has lived much of his life in and around that city.  He received his B. A. from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. from the University of Kansas where he is currently a Ph. D. candidate. The poem included in this volume is part of a longer series entitled At Home, In Kansas City.


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