Poetry. In poet Philip C. Kolin's seventh collection of poems, he "writes with elegance and grace about the leaps and shifts that mark life..." (Mary Swander, Iowa Poet Laureate). As Kolin puts it, "each of the poems tells a story about a journey the speaker takes... chronological, familial, romantic, and/or spiritual." This expansive collection of more than 70 poems ranges from religious meditations, to lyrics, elegies, and dramatic monologues, and often employs carefully crafted narratives to symbolize interpersonal tensions. The transformative power of love unites the collection as a whole.
Philip C. Kolin is the Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Southern Mississippi where he is also the editor of The Southern Quarterly. He has published more than 40 books on Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Adrienne Kennedy, Suzan-Lori Parks, and other playwrights, plus several collections of poetry. More than 200 of his poems have been published in journals and magazines such as America, Michigan Quarterly Review, Spiritus, Christian Century, South Carolina Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, etc. His most recent titles include Reading God's Handwriting (Kaufmann Publishing), and Deep Wonder: Poems (Grey Owl Press).Author City: HATTIESBURG, MS USA