NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
Throughout history, poetry has been a constant presence in human civilization. This is due to the fact that poetry is considerably one of the purest art forms that allow one to fully express one’s perceptions on life and share one’s emotions to a multitude of people. In “SUBJECT MATTERS,” author Tony Sanders has created a truly masterful collection of poetry that shows his passion for the art.
“SUBJECT MATTERS” is a collection of prose poems that brings to mind the static magic of Robbe-Grillet's SNAPSHOTS or the haunting precision of Killarney Clary's WHO WHISPERED NEAR ME. As the title implies, the subject does matter. Sanders allows his imagination to unleash itself in search of salvation much more than knowledge. If the reader feels on unsure footing in these mostly tri-partite pieces, it is because the author does too, with glee. No stone is left unturned as Sanders careens from poem to poem. The parade of images and pageant of emotion in the end is both delightful and disturbing. As the poet writes, "the empire of ego was spellbound" and remains so.
This beautiful compilation of poems is influenced by a multitude of poets that the author has admired all his life. “SUBJECT MATTERS” is truly a poetic treat.
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About the Author
Educated at Yale, The Iowa Writer's Workshop and University of Houston, Tony Sanders has published four collections of poetry, the fourth a collaboration ofverse with the poet Chard deNiord. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New Republic, Poetry, The New York Times Book Review, The Yale Review, Harvard Review, Paris Review, Grand Street, Southwest Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, Western Humanities Review, Confrontations, The Fiddlehead, The Gettysburg Review, Cimarron, The Wallace Stevens Review, Gulf Coast and the Bomb blog site. He has been nominated for ten Pushcart awards. He lives in New York City.
SUBJECT MATTERS* by Tony Sanders
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
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