Published by West End Press

Before You Become Improbable

By Nick DePascal



2013 Winner of the West End Poetry Prize for a first volume

“If poetry can be prayer, this book is indeed a praise song to the foibles of modern life. From the humorous dissections of corporate life to the wry and tender takes on marriage, these poems are ‘hymns to beauty’ of the everyday: funny, profane, profoundly moving.”—Lisa D. Chávez, author of In an Angry Season

This debut poetry collection tackles issues as various as marriage, parenting, death, art, illness, the home, and the workplace, viewing the everyday through a magical and surreal lens. The poems coalesce naturally around cycles of the seasons and emotions.

Subjects: Poetry

Contributor Bios
Born in Tucson, Arizona, Nick DePascal lives in Albuquerque with his wife and son, three dogs, and three chickens. He teaches English at the University of New Mexico.