Flamenco at the Thirsty Bear. Jim Gunshinan

About Jim Gunshinan

 • The Artificial Heart
 • Heroes
 • Geography Lessons
 • Blue Cornflowers
 • Living by Water
 • Upon This Rock
 • The Man Dad Brought
    Home from the War
 • Physics
 • Black and White
 • Not the Mom We Were
    Used To
 • Nothing Sacred
 • Spring
 • Transformation
 • Please Straighten That Up
 • Up from Depression
 • What the Body Wants
 • Compassion
 • Commute
 • Kiss Me
 • Starter Castles
 • Flamenco at the Thirsty
 • A Nature Poem
 • Portrait of a Woman from
   the Gardens of Egypt in the
   First Century



Dedication: For Tom Gunshinan

Tom and Jim GunshinanThis is my father, Tom Gunshinan, and me on my wedding day. He had that same look of pride and love on the day I was ordained, and when I graduated from college. That look expresses how he felt about all his children. He is the face for me of unconditional love. He liked the poems in this book, though he thought he came across as a bit dull, and that I was too hard on my mother, his wife. I did think he was kind of dull when I was younger, and I have been kind of hard on my mother. Sorry about that. And thank you.

Thanks also to my editors Melissa Stein and Joan Romeo, and to my book designer,
Jo-Anne Rosen.

Jim Gunshinan
July 2013