This book consists of 24 poems. 12 of them are prose poems and 12 lyric poems. 12 of them are very small and 12 somewhat larger. 12 of them have titles and 12 not. The author has no particular obsession with the number 12, but he is fond of the number 4 and several of its multiples. He also thinks skunks and sparrows are always worthy of attention.
David Westendorp lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is not the Grand Rapids where Judy Garland was raised, but the one where Gerald Ford was, in case you were wondering.