Poetry. What is the meaning of light? Can humans even comprehend such a thing? In VISIBLE INSTRUMENTS, Michael Kelleher invites the reader to be mindful of these questions, and to ask what she can know, what he can do, how they might live in the present, the future. Everything "is visible" in these meditations, "like an x-ray," though that might only begin to help us understand what it all means, what we mean. One would think an artist such as HoraceWould have already thought through these ideas. Michael Kelleher has thought through them, with grace, humor, and a sense that words are what we do, how we envision. If it is true that we return to poems for inspiration, for "something to lift the fog or pall," then you, the reader, should return often to these poems.
Michael Kelleher is the director of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University. He formerly served as Artistic and Associate Director of Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, New York, where he founded Babel, an international lecture series in which he interviewed authors such as V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith.Author City: USA