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Angels of Pompeii

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When photographer & teacher Stephen Brigidi traveled to Pompeii for the first time, he was captivated by the luminous frescoes of angels on the decayed walls of the ancient city, which was destroyed by volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. He returned many times to photograph the angels & the crumbling walls around them. Brigidi began to feel that the poetry of the angels could be ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by DIANE Publishing Company (first published 1991)
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Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
The photography leaves a bit to be desired, but as a long time fan of Robert Bly, I rate the poems he contributed here to be among his best work ever.
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Recommends it for: Pompeii fans
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The photographs are just beautiful, and one of my favorite Bly poems is in this book. I've had it for years. ...more
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Robert Bly is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement.
Robert Bly was born in western Minnesota in 1926 to parents of Norwegian stock. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and spent two years there. After one year at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, he transferred to Harvard and thereby joined the famous group of writers who were undergraduates at that time, which i

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