The Champion of Doubt


Driscoll’s lyrical ear, and dowser’s alertness to strong currents of feeling, as well as to meaning, provides deep pleasure in poem after poem.  A collection well-worth owning and returning to.
–Alan Feldman, Author of The Golden Coin

In the lead poem [Tom Driscoll] writes about birches, “sentries of the forest” and “their tendency towards light” as “delicate witnesses.” Tom is a birch, and this is a brave and wonderful book.

–Polly Brown, Author of Pebble Leaf Feather Knife

These are poems that move a reader to look deeply into their own mirror of loss and regret, hard lessons learned, and moments of pleasure and triumph that in spite of everything emerge like dandelions poking through the pavement. Filled with images and insights that seem both startling and inevitable…
–Charles Coe, Author of Momento Mori

In poignant, sensitive poems Tom Driscoll recalls instances that are like “flecks of gold in riverwash sand/ to catch the light of certain moments, so precious—”

–Miriam Levine, Author of Saving Daylight

  • Paperback: 90 pages [est]
  • Publisher: Finishing Line Press; First edition (July 28, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 979-8-88838-206-6

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