by David Radavich


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About the book:

          Canonicals: Love's Hours is a collection of love poems that evokes differing moods, times of day, intensity and rest, and seasons of change.

          "In this thoughtful and well-wrought collection, David Radavich explores cycles of human experience as fundamental as the passage of time: the steady of progression from dawn to dusk, the turning of seasons, the coming of night.  An original and compelling voice echoes throught this deeply felt volume . . . .  Canonicals bears witness to absence and loss but above all offers the solace of song.  It is, in the end, about healing and redemption: 'rediscovering what/has been lost by many others/and found again like/sunrise.'" -- Christian Knoeller

          "The poems of David Radavich's Canonicals suggest various masters - William Carlos Williams, Robert Creeley, the Surrealists - yet speak with an authority all their own.  Sinous and surprising, they both command reward attention.  Especially remarkable is the chiming, winding 'Nocturne,' a fine piece of footwork indeed." -- Robert West

          "In David Radavich's latest collection, "The day is better/as a sweet,' and the poet demands, "Let me be there fore it all.'  Each of these meticulously crafted poems leads us from darkness into hope - from rapes and military coups to the place where 'your skin/is set fire/into new life.'" -- Jackie Sheeler

About the Author:

          David Radavich the author of Slain Species (Court Poetry, London), By the Way: Poems over the Years (Buttonwood, 1998), and Greatest Hits (Pudding House, 2000).  He has published a full-length comedy, Nevertheless . . ., several short dramas, and a wide range of poems in journals and anthologies.  His plays have been performed across the U.S., including six Off-Off-Broadway productions, and in Europe.  Radavich has given poetry readings in such far-flung locations as Egypt, Greece, Iceland, and Scotland and enjoys directing and performing in dramatic readings.  His essays, both scholarly and informal, have appeared in journals ranging from American Drama to U.S. News & World ReportAmerica Bound: An Epic for Our Time (Plain View, 2007) combines the author's love of both poetry and drama into a larger narrative of American culture from World War II to the present.  His latest book is Middle-East Mezze (Plain View, 2011), exploring a troubled yet fascinating part of our world.

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