Love at First Sight


Alan Ziegler is a beloved author of prose poems that are for readers today what Whitman’s poems were for his time, and are for all time, an individual voice singing the common life, the daily troubles and joys of all. Ziegler has also spent a lifetime teaching writers of all ages, from grade school to Columbia University’s Graduate Writing Program, which he directed from 2001 to 2006. 

Now, for the first time, Ziegler’s selected poetry and prose poems are gathered together with his essays drawn from years of work with writing students. Rich in wit and in lyrical observation of the riddles of human experience, Ziegler’s works celebrate the creative impulse and reveal the genial mind and inspiring talent of a master teacher of generations of poets.

  • Narrative Library edition. 184 pages.
  • Available in trade paperback and downloadable eBook formats.