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And All the Layered Light

Category: Poetry
Format: Trade Paper, 144 pages
Pub Date: 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60306-038-7
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Using the settings and imagery of his native rural Kentucky, Charles Semones creates in this new collection of his poems a world of longing and desire, of passion and pursuit, of rapture and depression. In his reclusive, gospel-drenched, haunted world of draped mirrors and desperate dog days of summer, the poetlover moves along his lonely route seeking and hoping for at least a brief respite from the Gothic horrors, internal and external, that curse his journey. Semonesís own autobiographical travels and travails, which he has translated into a universal poetry of the soul, will resonate deeply with anyone who thinks deeply about the human condition. You may identify his condition with your own dark night of the soul, praying, like him, for light and bliss at the end of the way. Reactions to the poetry in this new collection will be extreme. Regardless of what you may think about Semonesís world and his experiences in it, I am certain that you will be affected by his inspired and expertly crafted poetry. This is Southern Gothic writing at its finest. It is good poetry that transcends time and place.

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