Brilliant. Thoughtful. Heartening. Reflective. Inspirational. Fortifying. Delightful. Amazing. Gentle. Magical. Enthralling. Transformative. Relaxing. Beautiful. These are only some of the words I have already used in conversations, both in person and virtual, to describe Melissa Harrison’s superb (there’s another…) Autumn: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons.
For as many books as Robert Michael Pyle has written, for all the poems of his I’ve read in various periodicals – as well as those I’ve heard him weave into the many talks I’ve heard him deliver, I was astonished to learn that until the publication of Evolution of the Genus Iris his name […]
Just about the time I was beginning to become concerned that I hadn’t recently heard of a new book by Robert Michael Pyle, news reached me of the publication of Evolution of the Genus Iris, his first book of poetry.
In addition to true love’s kiss, praise of one’s native land, and longing for one’s absent beloved, birds have long been the one of the most popular subjects for poetry. From Catullus’ sparrow through Poe’s raven, birds have been admired, envied, questioned, debated, tasked, consulted, and meditated upon in verse for centuries. The reasons for […]