Poetry. "Between being and seeming, there is always a point of agreement, as if being and seeming were two inclined planes that converge and become one." This observation by novelist José Saramago opens Deborah Diemont's third collection, THE CHARMED HOUSE, in which diverse forms—villanelle, triolet, blank verse, nonce forms and prose poems—look at the meaning of home, as structure and metaphor. With meditations on twentieth century paintings by Rufino Tamayo; pre-Columbian sites; Victorian houses in contemporary US neighborhoods; and US and expatriate culture, the book considers relationships between the personal and communal, and of history to the present moment. It aims to provide pleasure to the reader with sound and sense, color and rhyme, imagery and music.
Deborah Diemont is the author of three books of poetry from Dos Madres Press, Wanderer, DIVERTING ANGELS (2012), and THE CHARMED HOUSE (2020). Her poems have appeared in a variety of print and online journals, including Literary Bohemian, Measure, Nimrod International Journal, The Nervous Breakdown, The Raintown Review, Stone Canoe, The Texas Review and The Yale Review. She maintains a vital connection to Chiapas, Mexico, where she has lived and worked; she currently lives in Syracuse, New York.Author City: SYRACUSE, NY USA