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The Cards We've Drawn
by Scot Slaby (Goodreads Author)
Poetry. THE CARDS WE'VE DRAWN is divided into two sections: the first consists of a Celtic Cross style reading of eleven Tarot cards, their descriptions followed by a first person narrator ruminating on his life's relationship to the cards. An explanation of this Tarot reading style can be found in Arthur Rider-Waite's A Pictorial Key to the Tarot, from which many of the ...more
Published July 10th 2014 by Bright Hill Press
(first published July 3rd 2014)
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What a lovely evening to sit down and read the chapbook of one of my favorite high school teachers. Slaby splits the small collection of poems into two sections. The first describes a tarot reading and the ruminations on the meaning of the cards by an engaged young man with cold feet. The poems of the second half are less cohesive, but much more lighthearted, and they give us snippets of this man's life after the "cards we've drawn." I loved the tongue-in-cheek poetry of the second half, but my ...more
Scot Slaby, a teacher and poet, earned his MA in Writing (Poetry) from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and his poems have appeared in Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology, The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics Including Odd and Invented Forms, Unsplendid, Verse Wisconsin, and elsewhere in print and online. His second book of poems, Bugs Us All, a light verse collaboration ...moreMore about Scot Slaby...