Ghost Lights

Ghost Lights

by Keith Montesano

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The poems of Ghost Lights are ambitious and multi-textured narratives and lyrics, are steeped in the lore of cinema and pop culture, and above all seem to dwell in those liminal places where adolescent longing gives way to a hard-bitten and grown-up spirit of elegy. Keith
Montesano is a tough and relentless poet, whose craft smanship is as impressive as his stance. Ghost Lights is an exceptionally noteworthy fi rst collection. -David Wojahn
"Where // did this world / come from, and how did it appear?"
Following Larry Levis, Keith Montesano discovers those fugitive moments when one life becomes another, when our angels arrive or depart. Ghost Lights presents a difficult and necessary vigil that enlarges the body of contemporary elegy, a welcome debut. -Jake Adam York
Love, death, art, the love of art-glimpses fl ash past, shards assemble into mosaics of passion and pain, and the past won't steer clear of present. Keith Montesano's arresting Ghost Lights illuminates in its glow a vision of heartbreak and heroism, a rescue from the burning building and every other trap "somewhere between innocent // and harmful." This insightful poet imagines in lyrical beauty the terror and fascination of consuming flame. -Lisa Lewis
Within Ghost Lights, the striking first collection by Keith Montesano,
are all the elemental obsessions: violence and fi re and sex, in service of the sublime. Unafraid of ambition, free of pretension, these poems hold on to the heart and mind: they thrill, and enthrall, and, long aft er one has read them, they haunt. -Paul Guest

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935716006
Publisher: Dream Horse Press
Publication date: 05/15/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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