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Combining lush Gothic lyricism with postmodern experimentation, Oliver Sheppard's second collection of verse, Thirteen Nocturnes, presents a nightmare vision of a world in the grip of apocalypse and shadow-a world where "a nighttime of years never-ending" becomes "a darkness severe and unbending," and where life is relentlessly "gathered up against the towering shadow of d ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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An important poet who does not come from the stifling environs of academia. The dark and haunting poems have a timeless quality. They are at once modern and suited for today's more discerning readers, and firmly rooted in the traditions of yore. The best poems in this gathering are on the level of Blake and Dickinson.