- Woodcock, John
- Date of entry: Jun-25-2004
A truck bearing the sign: PROGRESS CASKETS -ARTHUR ILLINOIS is the occasion for the folksy speaker of this six- stanza poem to make some humorous reflections on boosterish attitudes towards death. "A casket / may be progress up in Arthur / but it's thought of / down here / as a setback."
Also in the journal, Literature and Medicine, vol. 3 (1985), p. 127 and in Stone's collection, Music from Apartment 8: New and Selected Poems (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 2004)
In All This Rain
Louisiana State Univ. Press