A Porcelain Cup Placed There

Richard Truhlar

The Coach House Press 1979

ISBN 0-88910-197-3

A Porcelain Cup Placed There was Truhlar's first major collection of literary works which included short fiction, poetry and prose-poems.

"Using the technique of deferral, Truhlar succeeds in drawing closer & closer to his subject, achieving an almost painful intimacy even as his voice appears to become more & more objective. In just that way in which objects take on a totemic significance in our daily lives, so Truhlar achieves in his descriptions of things & emotions an active still life, moments of stasis in which the absolute motion/emotion of the world can be perceived." - bpNichol