80 pages perfectbound
There is a sparseness and alchemy reminiscent of Oppen‘Movement varies/meaning./Fact follows function.’ There are rich
sequences of pointed yet cropped dialogue as we feel the book arriving in the last section at its own mythology, one of children,
love, sexuality and mystery. This is a serious book of poetry by a serious poet who truly walks among us.
Walking has an extraordinary power stemming from the skillful combination of mythic subject matter and a postmodern questioning of language, meaning, and syntax. Quite a balancing act, but Vincent pulls it off. The title poem, tour de force that it is, sends us off into the fragmented streets, conversations, and hearts of America. Walking is a fine book. Coming out of the Olson-Creeley tradition, Vincent has evolved a style uniquely his own..
- Small Press
Walking comes from times and places that still see people as primary and the means by which they can live, the common need. Stephen Vincent is an old hand who has learned the hard way and so can be trusted. His art moves variously, like his feet. Walking means what it says.
- Robert Creeley