Deep Light: New and Selected Poems
"...this assemblage is filled with great good humor and infectious joy, even as it encompasses death and disappointment. Interesting, because I realize that I read this book like memoir, but memoir held to the candle of insight shaped to the language of metaphor."
- Judith Kitchen, The Georgia Review
The eighty-seven poems in Deep Light
have been selected and arranged to create a continuous,
unified text. Like McClanahan’s description of gray doves “tipping
across the gravel/ their shadows pumping before them,” the poems move forward
in an alternating dance of light and shade.
In the brightest places of our world, suggests this poet, grief and loss cast
their shadows. But even in the darkest places, light makes its way.
Published by Iris Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-916078-99-7 (paperback)