Poetry. ABSENCE LIKE SUN illuminates an axiomatic paradox subverting the foremost symbol of the Platonic ideal and the writer's working relationship with Louisiana regionalism. This book of lyric poetry also presents a creative, mythic worldview, which orbits the title imagery's subverted symbolism, where the sun becomes the warming image of absence. Conceptually, these poems function like heliophysics—alternating between solar flares and an axis poem in concurrent verse utilizing the left and right side of the page. Some of the predominant recurring themes of the manuscript are haunting homelessness, filiation/affiliation, post-Katrina New Orleans, Christian myth, and the paradoxical nature of the universe.
Vincent A. Cellucci is the author of An Easy Place / To Die (CityLit Press, 2011) and editor of Fuck Poems: An Exceptional Anthology (Lavender Ink, 2012). come back river (Finishing Line Press, 2014) is a bilingual Bengali-English translation chapbook with the poet and artist Debangana Banerjee. a ship on the line (Unlikely Books, 2014), a battleship- collaboration with poet Christopher Shipman, was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. His Diamonds in Dystopia, an interactive poetry experience, was anthologized in Best American Experimental Writing 2018. He teaches communication and digital media in the College of Art & Design at Louisiana State University.
Author City: BATON ROUGE, LA USA