Outside Gravity contains lyrical, crafted poems about loss, grief, and coming to terms with both death and life. These poems are seasoned by an international life and close observation about what really matters. In Outside Gravity, many poems grapple with the loss of a young son and the nearly crippling grief that followed. But this loss is balanced with broader reflections about death, along with a rebalancing of life containing love and the splendor of nature. Outside Gravity ends with poems about human resolve and resilience, illustrated by the mythical character of Ulysses, who often lost to the gods and fate but ultimately triumphed, and who is contemporary in his complexity and drive.
Outside Gravity is internationally available as a Kindle and a trade paperback through Amazon and will be available as an Audible narrated by Joe Bowen in 2016.
Outside Gravity contains a book club discussion guide which has questions not only dealing with loss and recovery but also with the literature and poetry aspects of this collection.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As the book's quote from Aristotle hinted at, one has to get a little bit crazy to get a little bit sane. These poems are rapid-fire blasts of imagery that take you out of your normal realm of thinking (thus: outside gravity!) where you can experience pure emotion. Why should we all always be so grave? Get outside of that gravity!