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POETRY

 

SKY BRIGHT PSALMS

2021

The poems of Temple Cone are firmly rooted in the ancient dictum of Heraclitus: the way up and the way down are one. Here are poems that demonstrate, again and again, that the only way to reach the other world, the world of visions and ecstasies, is to go further into the brilliant muck and mire of this one. Here are poems 'with a sacred hunger to scorch / acres of gold into brass burn / just for the savage wonder of it.' Here, in convincing lines, is a psalm.


Joseph Fasano

author of The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing

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