Our Staff Poetry Recommendations
Here is our list of staff recommendations.
Charles Olson’s Maximus Poems
is one of the greatest books written in the twentieth century.
It is the testament of a man who lived his life by having embodied the principles of ‘the polis.’
As witness, chronicler, historian as poet, story-teller, humanity’s scream for justice from corporate greed, and exclamation for the joy of being,
Olson’s Maximus Poems is a book that paves a way for human consciousness discovering itself in the local,
all the way through the participation of its readership. – Troy Suben
“Field Knowledge,” by Morri Creech
A masterful collection that proves the ongoing validity of academic poetry. Creech deals with the issues of holiness and the lonesome condition of mortality in equal doses and with the same weight of thought, marking himself as possibly the only man in modern poetry who could use the words “seraphic” and “fearful” on the same page and prove that he felt at home in both conditions.