By Bruce Bond
Blackout Starlight brings jointly a range of poems from 9 formerly released books, besides a beneficiant collection of latest paintings. on the middle of this assortment are investigations of the position of eros, language, and artistic lifestyles, and of the beauty and anxiousness in their absence. In Bond’s telling, the traces among genuine and unreal, residing and lifeless, blur jointly within the poet’s mind's eye, casting an both compassionate eye upon “the guy we see writhing within the marble” of an uncarved statue and the son at a funeral attempting to face “the different half lifestyles, the half / with no my father in it.”
Taken jointly, the decisions during this publication characterize the highlights of a blinding profession in poetry and depart the reader longing for many extra years of Bond’s verses to come.
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Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems, 1997-2015 by Bruce Bond