Dusk Stars is the first collection of poems from author and visual artist Austin Hudson. Comprised of forty-four entries, this collection captures Hudson’s earnest, ironic sensibilities towards modern life. Previously known for his short-form essays, Hudson’s debut collection is sure to please readers as his creations “will exceed your expectations” (Thad Weiland).
Published: October 1, 2018
Page Count: 92
A poem doesn’t have to rhyme.In fact, it doesn’t (most the time).The ones that rhyme frequently pleaseand put the reader’s mind at easebut make no challenge to the formand thus are not as memorableas the first bite of a ripe strawberryred like nail polishthe kind your mom used to wearwhen she would go in and talk to your teacherabout the times you would daydreamabout things that had a sense of poetry to themand both of them(your mother and the strawberry)could be both sweet or tartdepending on who you talk to.