Tourist In Hell (Phoenix Poets)

Tourist In Hell (Phoenix Poets)

Eleanor Wilner


Eleanor Wilner's poems try to take up the surprise of the wars and atrocities of the 20th and early twenty-first centuries. of their litany of loss, of their outrage and sorrow, they maintain the enjoyment in lifestyles, mercy for the mortal , and compliment for the plenitude of nature and the presents of human artistry.

As together with her six prior collections, those poems are drawn from the transpersonal realm of background and cultural reminiscence, yet they reveal an expanding horror on the bloody repetitions of historical past, its provider of demise, and the damaging savagery of energy separated from intelligence and discretion. The poems describe 'a sordid drama' within which the avid gamers put on 'eyeless masks,' and the single factor time adjustments is the identify of the enemy. beneath all of it, using 'the paintings that' in either senses 'keeps not anything at bay,' swim the big formal energies of lifestyles, the transitive determine that strikes on within the depths, whatever glimpsed within the dawn, whatever enhanced than wish.

"It is a aid to encounter paintings during which an ethical intelligence is matched through aesthetic refinement, within which the craft of the poems is the same as their concerns." - Christian Wiman, Poetry

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