Poetry. Combining the sensibilities of Emerson, Max Planck and Rachel Carson with the linguistic approach of Stevens, Voros's UNWAVERING offers a new nature poetry for the twenty-first century. The poems demonstrate, writes Ann Lauterbach, "the gorgeous surfeit of the natural world. In sight and sound, the particulars of habitat come to life, almost breaking the confines of language, reaching for, but never quite attaining, the transcendent.... In a moment of grave danger...these poems serve as both solace and urgent warning." John Ashbery writes: "The music of Voros's poetry is, in Conrad Aiken's words, 'more than music.' It's the motion of life and lots of things in it—thinking, changing one's mind, forgetting and remembering.... This is a quietly original and resoundingly beautiful book of poems."
Gyorgyi Voros is a poet, writer, and scholar living in Blacksburg, Virginia. Currently Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Hollins University, she has an MFA from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. from City University of New York. Voros has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Boulevard, Parnassus: Poetry in Review; Shenandoah; and Terra Nova: Nature and Culture. She is the author of Notations of the Wild: Ecology in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens (University of Iowa Press, 1997) and is working on a book about metaphors deriving from ecology and the environmental movement in contemporary poetry and the visual arts. Author City: BLACKSBURG, VA USA