By Ron Houchin
Through silence and tune, demise and rebirth, a feeling of ask yourself pervades each minute of our lives. within the guy Who Saws Us in part, Ron Houchin explores this concept from the 1st curiosities of formative years to the slow skepticism that incorporates age and the burden of sensible issues. within the whimsical poem "The Lion That reveals You Asleep in His Dream," the sound asleep determine relives the paranormal attract of adlescent, provided either gratuitously and ubiquitously: "The moon's nonetheless excessive in its arc, / and also you recognize / you spilled from this lion's heart."
With his specific and colloquial voice, Houchin permits the reader to adventure established matters anew, to respect the encompassing global with rekindled appreciation and awe.
By Ute Berns
By Sorley MacLean,Christopher Whyte,Emma Dymock
By R.S. Thomas
By Wendy S. Williams
By Robert Graves
By Thomas M. Curley
By John Hollander,Kenneth Gross
Shadow indicates itself right here in myriad literary identities, revealing its strength as a manner of seeing and a sort of understanding, as fabric for fantasy and parable. taking over an enormous diversity of texts—from the Bible, Dante, Shakespeare, and Milton to Poe, Dickinson, Eliot, and Stevens—Hollander describes how metaphors of shadow impression our principles of dreaming, wish, doubt, and loss of life. those shadows of poetry and prose fiction element to unknown, usually worried domain names of human event, displaying us hid shapes of fact and danger. Crucially, Hollander explores how shadows in poetic background develop into issues with an odd substance and lifetime of their very own: they collect the ability to console, hang-out, stalk, wander, threaten, command, and break. Shadow speaks, even sings, revealing to us the lost up to the hidden self.
An striking mixture of literary research and speculative idea, Hollander’s account of the substance of shadow lays naked the substance of poetry itself.
By Sharon Alker,Leith Davis,Holly Faith Nelson
By S. Andrews