A lyrical masterpiece by an award-winning poet
“A lyrical masterpiece…powerful and precise…each poetic jewel awakens in the wrapping and unwrapping of patterned motif and sound. A brilliant collection by a gifted performance poet.”
-Debbie Okun Hill, poet, Tarnished Trophies
A dead mouse reclining in a slipper; a cigarette smouldering on a motel bedside table; a woman seeing her life reflected in a deserted bird feeder. In Stones’ poetic universe the images pile starkly into the complex tissue of mortal experience, an abstruse sfumato-like weave of the human soul. By turns playful, darkly meditative and beautifully transcendent, Stones ventilates a world keenly observed, acutely realized and memorably articulated.
Poets show people things that they cannot see themselves. David Stones is such a poet and sfumato is his mirror, at once engaging, boldly unflinching.