Poetry. "Suzuki writes: 'The true artist, like a Zen master, is one who knows how to appreciate the myo of things...[to make] a glimpse of things eternal in the world of constant changes.' In WINGS APART, Burt Kimmelman does just that. He observes the natural world, the plaintive cry noted, but never breaking the reverie. His is a painterly art of tracking beauty and the movement of desire and loss in everyday life. 'Wings apart / the bird floats / above trees.' As a true Zen haiku artist, Kimmelman finds solace in stillness, and reading his poems, I too am comforted by the beauty and acceptance therein."— Barbara Henning
Interview with Thomas Fink @ Dichtung Yammer
Burt Kimmelman was born and raised in New York City. Steeple at Sunrise is his eleventh collection of poems. His work is often anthologized and has been featured on National Public Radio, and he has been interviewed a number of times (available in print or online). He has also published eleven books of criticism, most recently VISIBLE AT DUSK: SELECTED ESSAYS, and ZERO POINT POIESIS (a gathering of writings on George Quasha).