At Float on the Ohta-Gawa
|Author: ||Lanter, Wayne|
Honorable Mention, Mellen Poetry Contest 'Hiroshima'
Narrative poem of a Japanese-born American physicist-poet who returns to Hiroshima, and the emotional and intellectual devastation the journey carries with it. Consists of a prologue and seven parts (one for each of the seven rivers that flow out of the Ohta upon which Hiroshima is set) and an epilogue, centered on the symbolism of the destruction of Hiroshima.
"This book, with this theme, could have preached, could have easily slipped into being a tract. But it did neither. This is poetry. This book is a monument to what it is. There is a competence in the use of language that is startling and rewarding to read." reader review by Don Ammons on Amazon