Sunday, August 20, 2017

From the Limbs of a Pear Tree by David Spicer

These narrative persona poems explore the various landscapes of love: infatuation, fantasy, courtship, desire, seduction, eros, frustration, rejection, and loss—in different forms—utilizing a language of lush, surreal imagery, varying tones, and a progression from casual stances to the pathos and tragedies we experience when navigating the beautiful and terrible terrains of love.


REVIEW:

Read five fantastic reviews on Amazon.

“Surreal, quirky, energetic and riveting, these are poems that scintillate with unforgettable images.  Spicer is an alchemist of language and an astute observer of foibles. As he notes “my thoughts of you linger/in the anguish of suffering’s/playground” or “I learned to conceal/the private lake/in my foolish heart.” Attempting to effectively excerpt these poems is like trying to lasso a whirlwind. Just read and relish.”

—Joan Colby


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

David Spicer has had poems accepted or published by Third Wednesday, Reed Magazine, Slim Volume, The New Verse News, Poppy Road Review, Alcatraz, Chiron Review, Easy Street, Midnight Lane Boutique, Dead Snakes, Ploughshares, Gargoyle, The American Poetry Review, among others. He has been nominated for a Best of the Net three times, a Pushcart once, and is the author of one full-length collection of poems, Everybody Has a Story (St. Luke's Press, 1987), and four chapbooks. The former editor of Raccoon, Outlaw, and Ion Books, he lives in Memphis, Tennessee. 
34 pages, 25 poems

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