Poetry. Francis Blessington's new book of poetry is an inspiring collection of great imagination. Blessington places the ancient side by side with the contemporary, capturing moments that are gone but live on, reflections and refractions of a visual space that seems endless while being held in a moment's time. Almost every poem lives visually, as an ukiyo-e print sustains the fleeting floating world of solitary events, then anchors the reader with wood, stone, and flesh.
An English Professor at Northeastern, Francis Blessington has had two other books of poetry published, Wolf Howl, and Lantskip, has published numerous articles, literary criticism, a novel, poetry in many journals, received a poetry award: First Place, Der-Hovanessian Prize for Translation (2011), and two honorable mentions from The Robert Penn Warren Poetry Competition.Author City: Boston, MA USA