Poetry. "An ambitious recounting of a life well–traveled, this poem began the day its author was born. When the colors blue, red and yellow exploded him into the world he was offered to walk. So intent is his relationship with nature and its cycles — its calm and terrifying transformations — the reader rides with him as he creates ropes of words to hold on to. We hold on as he demands his right to play with the sea, with the moon, with the sun and with those recurring blue eyes. Are they his or do they belong to his love, his partner, his witness? Our protagonist, principal character of the life he shares with flowers and gods, constantly sees, questions, challenges, and then becomes complete. He is washed in love, the permanent force. He breathes and accepts the end — 'as a cycle I shall endure, like a crop...' — but even then he will fight for a fraction of time, just a bit more, to delight in the magic of all and rest assured he has fully understood." —Yareli Arizmendi
Born in Greece, Panagiotis A. Tsonis received his primary education and graduated from the University of Patras. Tsonis continued his graduate and post–graduate studies in Japan and in the United States. Tsonis is currently Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Dayton in Ohio. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and books. He has also co–translated into English the epic book–length poem Kyra Frossini by Aristotelis Valaoritis (Nostos Books, 2008). This is his first collection of poetry, strongly influenced by his life and culture in the three countries he has lived.
Author City: DAYTON, OH USA