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In his breathtaking collection of poems, Another Season, poet Edward J. Jeffs spins intricate webs of love, loss, sorrow, faith and fatherhood. Each collection is interspersed with the author's own sculpture, further solidifying his commitment to emotion and art and all the forms that they can take. He colors his words in such a way that readers are transported to whatever place and time he so artfully describes, be it on a sandy beach or in the hazy grip of reminiscing a long ago love. Each piece carries the themes the title suggests; descriptions of a moment through the presence of flowers, conversations with God through the hearts of man, and an unending fascination with exploring each emotion through his surroundings. Easily drawing a parallel between love and all of its forms to the changing of the seasons, Jeffs deftly draws his readers in to the world as he sees it and makes it a place they want to live, too. Even when his lyrical prose carries with it the heaviness of loss, one does not want to turn away from his words, as they so aptly describe the myriad feelings of that single heavy emotion. The human condition is captured so well and so completely by each line that it is impossible not to find one's own emotions within the pages of this collection. Somehow capable of perfectly describing both the dark and light aspects of life, Jeffs has given both lovers of poetry and novices alike a glimpse into his being. Beginning with dizzying stanzas of Spring and love and carrying through capricious Summer thoughts to the devastating loss experienced as both the Fall and Winter of life, Another Season truly brings forth the idea that through all of this, we may indeed find another place to dwell after we've passed through each previous season in turn.