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Two Works of Spiritual Aspiration: Flowers and Vogel

by Micah Towery Reviews & Interviews
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Poems are “instruments for thinking” (Allen Grossman). The object of a poet’s thought, however, is often unstated–especially in lyric poetry. Lyric poetry never speaks to an audience, and so–as it is when we are alone–the speaker doess not feel compelled to explicitly state the object of thought but only the thoughts themselves. In this review, I want to try and discern these objects of thought in the works of two poets whose work seem directed at resolving particularly spiritual problems.

In a Dark Room: Tom Hunley

by Saeed Jones Reviews & Interviews
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It was late in the smoke-painted bar, a quarter past the blue hour.