Surely As Birds Fly: Poems by H. L. Hixby H. L. Hix
The intelligent, eloquent, and luminous poems in H. L. Hix's third full-length collection, Surely As Birds Fly, exceed the amazing promise and scope of Perfect Hell (1996) and Rational Numbers (2000). In the three sequences that make up the book, Hix negotiates the cost of knowledge, eros, and dignity, the burden of lamentation and destiny, the mercurial border between matter and spirit. One will not only admire the lucidity of these poems, but will delight at how they weave the language of science, philosophy, and scripture into a voice singular in its complexity and urgency, a voice beyond innocence, a voice tempered in the forge of history.
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