Reel to Reel (Phoenix Poets)

Reel to Reel (Phoenix Poets)


Reel to Reel, Alan Shapiro’s 12th selection of poetry, strikes outward from the intimate areas of kin and romantic existence to embody not just the human realm of politics and tradition but in addition the flora and fauna, or even the outer areas of the cosmos itself. In language richly nuanced but available, those poems inhabit and discover primary questions of life, similar to time, mortality, awareness, and topic. How did we get the following? Why is there whatever instead of not anything? How will we dwell totally and lovingly as unsleeping creatures in an subconscious universe without final function or vacation spot past returning to the abyss that spawned us? Shapiro brings his humor, inventive depth, attribute syntactical strength, and beneficiant middle to endure on those final mysteries. In methods few poets have performed, he writes from a premodern, primal feel of ask yourself approximately our postmodern world.

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