Frescoes

Frescoes

by Stephen Gibson
     
 

Harsh and highly accomplished, these poems redeem the people from the paint, plaster and piety. They pull victims and perpetrators alike out of the history and myth of the treasures of Great Arts into the arena of our ongoing moral dilemmas, our struggles for survival as well as for the preservation of compassion and decency in a perennially fallen human world.

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Harsh and highly accomplished, these poems redeem the people from the paint, plaster and piety. They pull victims and perpetrators alike out of the history and myth of the treasures of Great Arts into the arena of our ongoing moral dilemmas, our struggles for survival as well as for the preservation of compassion and decency in a perennially fallen human world. After reading these poems, we will never again be able to stand before these mysteries of life and death and then, like too many tourists, merely check them off our guidebook's must-see list. Stephen Gibson has created a sequence of poems with the same sweep and dimension as the art that inspired them. —Carolyne Wright

University of Washington Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984451012
Publisher:
Lost Horse Press
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Pages:
62
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Carolyne Wright
Harsh and highly accomplished, these poems redeem the people from the paint, plaster and piety. They pull victims and perpetrators alike out of the history and myth of the treasures of Great Arts into the arena of our ongoing moral dilemmas, our struggles for survival as well as for the preservation of compassion and decency in a perennially fallen human world. After reading these poems, we will never again be able to stand before these mysteries of life and death and then, like too many tourists, merely check them off our guidebook's must—see list. Stephen Gibson has created a sequence of poems with the same sweep and dimension as the art that inspired them.

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