Poetry. "In this collection of deeply felt poems--fine-tuned and beautifully rendered--Carroll Kearley constructs watches of great intricacy and accuracy whose hands point to the temper of the tragic times we call the twentieth century.... At the beginning of THE ARMENIAN WATCHMAKER the poet promises to set no more fires. He spends the rest of the book setting fires. His fires leave no ashes, only insight and illumination. With the discordant sounds of the century in the background, images enter our consciousness and exit like fragments of a dream just as they coalesce into a nightmare that gives way itself to the recurring appearances of noble-spirited survivors who will continue to inhabit the reader's mind.... This archeology of 'blackened souls' plows new fields and yields treasures of the ever ascending human spirit"—Demetrios Liappas, Director of Modern Greek Studies, Loyola Marymount University.
Carroll C. Kearley, retired professor of philosophy, lives with his wife Tacui in Los Angeles. He was born in 1930 in a farmhouse on the SnakeRiver Plain. His early education, grades 1-12 took place in two small towns, and in a one-room country school just up the road from his parents' poverty-line farm. He was awarded a B.A. in English Literature from Santa Clara University, an M.A. in English Literature from Loyola University in Los Angeles, and the Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Among his poetry collections are DEITY-ALPHABETS (2009), THE ARMENIAN WATCHMAKER (2010), and THE PLAIN ABOVE THE RIVER (2011), all published by Tebot Bach.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA