By Robert Morgan
A new assortment from the awardwinning poet and writer of the bestselling novel Gap Creek
In the phrases of Poetry magazine, Robert Morgan’s poems “shine with good looks that transcends locale.” The paintings in his latest assortment, rooted in his local Blue Ridge Mountains, explores the mysteries and tensions of kinfolk and formative years, the splendors and hidden dramas of the flora and fauna, and the agriculture that helps all tradition. Morgan’s voice is lively and specific, starting doorways for the reader, discovering unforeseen pictures and connections. The poems achieve past surfaces, to the unusual forces within atoms, our genes, our historical past, and outward to the farthest activities of galaxies, the darkish strength we can't clarify yet realize in our bones and blood, in our private thoughts and mind's eye.