Rembrandt in the Stairwell
“Rembrandt in the Stairwell begins in the wild land of the Northwest, then navigates the complex interior of memory as it is woven into the present. Alan Weltzien imagines rooms where images of ancestors and the “ghosts” of grown children linger even as he contemplates ‘the day’s traffic and the world.’ These poems are often elegiac, sometimes ironic or celebratory, and a pleasure to read.”
—Tami Haaland, former Montana poet laureate.
O. Alan Weltzien, longtime English professor at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana, has published dozens of articles and eight books. His most recent book is Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes (Univ. Nebraska Press, 2016). He has published poems recently in The Owen Wister Review and The Sewanee Review. Rembrandt in the Stairwell is his third book of poetry.