|Author: ||Lanter, Wayne|
This poetry is rigorous and honest, accessible and penetrating. Lanter explores the links between man's frail existence with the larger universe, and his place in it. These poems show the influence of Larkin, Brodsky and Walcott.
"Every poem in this collection had an attention to detail, a dedication to the art of writing poetry. One cannot read these poems fast. They are not light. The words do not lay on the page like fluffs of gauze too easily blown away or moved around. . . . The poetry brings to mind the French Parnassians and their ideal of a noble poetry cleansed of self. . . . . the soil is between every line. There were times I felt I could plant in a crop and it would come green and lush. There is study here. There is effort." reader review by Don Ammons on Amazon