Infinity Minus One is a Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books of 2016 selection. Read the Kirkus Reviews starred review. In Infinity Minus One, a collection of poems written between 1987 and 2016, poet John R. Snyder explores themes of mortality, aging, the power and limits of language, fathers and sons, and the spiritual quest, in language that is precise, musical, and accessible. In the author's preface, Snyder acknowledges his debt to poets such as Gary Snyder, Jane Hirshfield, and William Stafford, and their influence is palpable in many of his poems. Snyder is known especially for his award-winning literary haiku, and more than thirty of these vivid and often poignant short poems are included in the collection. The book includes an appendix with author's notes on many of the poems. Available at these and other bookstores: Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle editions) IndieBound – connections to many local bookstores Barnes & Noble Benediction the monks of winter Climbing the Mountain Scant clouds, the smell of spruce and water Evening Raga for the Suburbs I am looking for the beauty in your life Haiku, Set 1 Twenty-five haiku, a range of topics and styles I Knew a Man I knew a man who was like a bruise Ikaros What if we changed the story, had some sadistic god Lux Perpetua: four octets for my son I knew the summery night of your beginning Like Pressed Flowers Long ago I saved in a book Moon Moths In need of wisdom in my life Nocturne At night he would open No Show Some mornings I go to the usual meeting place On Discovering the William Stafford Online Archive I have many fathers Sabi-Wabi Leery of perfection, the Japanese master Should Things Become Blurred Should things become blurred Signals How surpassingly strange, Start With Things start with things – not with ideas Suizoku He stands quite still The Old Ones In the end only the land was left The Remembered Thorn Heart pounding, Androcles knelt The Seed See the seed Waves What is the shape of a wave?