This rich collection of poems is gathered from over a dozen previously published works, in addition to several new pieces. These poems have appeared in such publications as: Esquire, Poesie (Paris), California Quarterly, The Madison Review, The Baltimore Sun, Chicago Review, Twigs, Florida Quarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, Measure and other magazines. David Bromige, in his introduction, says: "These poems comprise a story that is all Gifford's, testimony that anyone, haunted by these cultural forms, may be pleased to incur as if his or her own. This collection, made at age forty, not only sums up the early years, but clears the ground for further creation".
Barry Gifford—Ghosts No Horse Can Carry - Collected Poems, 1967-1987