Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Poetry: Polly Brody's latest arcs with the trajectory of living

After hearing a reading from Polly Brody's new book, Stirring Shadows, (from Antrim House), you would never conclude there was anything remotely Pollyanna-ish about her views.  This excellent book looks at the darkness of human nature, seguays to the rich beauty and ferocity of nature, then to  the ultimate leveler of mortality, and to the hope of new generations.  The works are gorgeous, and her well-attended reading last Sunday at the Cyrus Booth Library in Newtown, was evocative. Click to read some sample poems.