Inheritance of Light: Contemporary Poetry

Inheritance of Light: Contemporary Poetry

by Ray Gonzalez
     
 

Inheritance of Light is divided into five sections, each containing poems set in a flowing sequence based on similar themes and concerns.

Part One is introductory, surreal poems about the art of poetry and the creative process—an intense opening. Part Two contains autobiographical poems about the family, growing up, and ancestors. Part Three is the

Overview


Inheritance of Light is divided into five sections, each containing poems set in a flowing sequence based on similar themes and concerns.

Part One is introductory, surreal poems about the art of poetry and the creative process—an intense opening. Part Two contains autobiographical poems about the family, growing up, and ancestors. Part Three is the political section with a number of poems about war, politics, and global matters. Part Four may have the most personal, confessional, yet universal poems about the poets’ reactions to the world around them. Part Five contains poems about journeys, reaffirmation, renewal, life and death, which brings the whole book to an emotional closing.

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A collection of contemporary Southwest poetry, divided into five sections: surreal poems about the art of poetry and the creative process; autobiographical poems; poems with political themes; personal and confessional poems; and poems about journeys, renewal, and life and death. Contains some 220 poems, most of which have not been previously published. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574410136
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author


Ray Gonzalez is poetry editor of The Bloomsbury Review and a member of Texas Institute of Letters. He has written two books of poetry, a book of essays, and has edited ten anthologies of contemporary literature.

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