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The Lotus Flowers: Poems (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary)
A mix of song and sigh, wisdom and simplicity, reminiscent of the work of both Frost and Bishop. Voigt is fascinated by the dualities of childhood and adulthood, mortality and immortality, humanity's fall from grace and innocence and our constant struggle to impose a sense of order. . . .
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press
(first published 1987)
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A pleasant book of poetry, the imagery of which was easy to follow while it conjured up tangential images, and at times made a surprising congruence with another aspect of reality. This book was added to my list after hearing poetry read from it on KUOW's The Beat.