Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 42nd Book

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the graduate school, has published a new book of poetry, “Saluting from the Shore.”

In his review, Ronald Pies writes, “Once again, Robert Deluty presents us with a splendid collection of short poems, inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s observation that we will never know the lives we have not chosen – the ‘ghost ship that didn’t carry us…’ We wonder, for example, what other ship might have carried the dean who confides that ‘…feigning interest all day/ is wearing him out.’ We wonder how the life not chosen might have spared ‘the dying soldier/ recalling his grandfather/ saying Be a man.’ In a sense, these poems are a salute to paths not taken, lives not chosen, which—through Deluty’s illuminating explorations—are given voice and dignity.”

Copies of “Saluting from the Shore,” as well as of Deluty’s other books, are on sale at the UMBC Bookstore.