A poetry collection lending a voice to finding grace in a time marked by environmental crisis, global pandemic, and personal loss, answering uncertainty with clarity, imagination, and compassion in lines both formal and free.
Distinguished by expert attention to image and phrase, line and sentence, rhythm and tone, George Witte’s AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION proves much more than a showcase of virtuoso technique. Witte’s formal skill lends voice and body to the crucial work of finding grace in a time marked by environmental crisis, global pandemic, and personal loss. His poems gain their depth and dimension from attentiveness to the lives of others, the details of the natural world, and the often-bewildering ways we live now. In lines both formal and free, these poems answer uncertainty with clarity, imagination, and compassion. AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION is George Witte’s fourth collection of poems.
Poetry. Nature. Family & Relationships.
”An Abundance of Caution is a polyphonic symphony… This is a collection for the ages.” —Anton Yakovlev
”Witte’s poems find their way in, taking up residence in the mind and heart.” —David Yezzi
”These poems remind us that… we can still enjoy mysterious moments of grace.” —Henry Hart
”Witte surprises and startles, so that ‘we might learn astonishment / again.’” —Ernest Hilbert
”Visionary is what I would call the quality that enables these poems to know realities that exceed comprehension…” —H.L. Hix
”Each poem in this book is to be savored for its deft skillfulness, and almost every phrase has surprises that require mental adjustments. It is a pleasure, a challenge, and a reward to immerse oneself in these highly imaginative poems…” —Anis Shivani
George Witte's three previous collections are The Apparitioners (Orchises Press, 2005), Deniability (Orchises Press, 2009), and DOES SHE HAVE A NAME? (NYQ Books, 2014). His poems have been published in a range of journals and in several anthologies, including The Best American Poetry. He received the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry magazine and a fellowship in poetry from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State. The editor in chief of St. Martin's Press and a New Jersey native, he lives with his family in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Author City: RIDGEWOOD, NJ USA