By Rick Hilles
The poems that make up A Map of the misplaced World variety from tightly-wrought shorter lyrics to longer autobiographical narratives to styles of homage (in a number of kinds) of poets that Hilles admires and emulates (including Richard Hugo, James Wright, James Merrill and Larry Levis) to prolonged voice-driven meditations, one within the voice of a German Jewish girl, a prisoner who may get away a French focus camp and move directly to struggle within the French resistance, to different efforts to confront historical past and never be gobbled by way of heritage, and to find, even resuscitate, acquaintances misplaced to dying, if purely provisionally; notwithstanding each one poem in A Map of the misplaced World is very crafted and diversely rendered, during this assortment, every one poem reveals its unifying impulse in it’s maker’s wish to span gigantic distances to arrive household, loved others, a number of the households of neighbors, fueled through a virtually gymnastic mind's eye that vaults itself into virtually any space—going to nearly any length—sustained by means of a number of the different types of love, which, in any case, could be as shut as any folks has come (in this or any existence) to figuring out and warming ourselves, if no longer additionally every now and then being scalded via, the immortal fires of the Infinite.
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A Map of the Lost World (Pitt Poetry Series) by Rick Hilles