By Daniel Hughes
Although the focused emotion of the poems could remind readers of Emily Dickinson and Robert Lowell, Hughes's poetic forms-quatrains, tercets, abnormal sonnets, abnormal rhymes-also illustrate the deep impression of the English Romantics, whom he championed all through his educational profession. additionally, many poems draw idea from quite a few members and artworks from the Italian Renaissance, as they weave summary issues from Western tradition with the sensual information of the poet's event. regardless of those deep ancient and literary roots, the conversational tone of Ashes & Stars guarantees that it truly is by no means dry or educational. The poems converse to the reader as to an intimate, giving a feeling of transmitting richly deserved event and data. All readers will take pleasure in the passionate power and worldly air of those special and exactingly sincere ultimate poems.
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Ashes & Stars by Daniel Hughes