Shawn Pavey digs deeper than almost any poet I have ever met. His newest book, “Survival Tips For The Pending Apocalypse” (Spartan Press, 2019) is proof. In his latest collection of poetry, Pavey plants a seed “while grasping at the impossibility of moments just passed.” He has written beyond the now. This is his “buckeye.” Hold it in your hand. It is, “that fruit of immense/ wooden possibilities.” I know, one day, years from now, another poet will “be shaded by its branches and breathe oxygen from its leaves” the way I have. It brings me peace to know that feeling of salvation will continue to be spread. Pavey’s book is full of intercessions between the reader and existence.

By Huascar Medina

Huascar Medina

Huascar is a poet, writer, and performer who lives in Topeka. He currently works as a freelance copywriter and as the Literary Editor for seveneightfive magazine publishing stories that spotlight literary and artistic events in northeast Kansas. He is the winner of ARTSConnect's 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art.

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