In Infinity Minus One, a collection of poems written between 1987 and 2016, poet John R. Snyder explores themes of mortality, aging, the power and limits of language, fathers and sons, and the spiritual quest, in language that is precise, musical, and accessible. In the author's preface, Snyder acknowledges his debt to poets such as Gary Snyder, Jane Hirshfield, and William Stafford, and their influence is palpable in many of his poems. Snyder is known especially for his award-winning literary haiku, and more than thirty of these vivid and often poignant short poems are included in the collection. The book includes an appendix with author's notes on many of the poems.
Infinity Minus One Is a Kirkus Reviews Indy Books of the Month Selection, October 2016.
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About the Author
John R. Snyder, poet, musician, computer scientist, and retired Montessori educator, lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Kathleen. His haiku and renku have been published in literary journals in five countries and translated into several languages. His haiku took first and third prizes at the 2006 World Haiku Festival in the Netherlands. Snyder is also the author of Tending the Light: Essays on Montessori Education. His website is ordinarypersonslife.com.