Many of Michael's poems skillfully employ rhyme and meter and update traditional forms, such as the sonnet. He unabashedly defends the worth of poetic form, although he is no aesthetic dogmatist. His poems reflect both his youthful rejection of Catholicism and desire to articulate credible ethical standards; full acceptance of human sexuality and desire to express romantic love; delight in nature's beauty and awareness of its dangers, including the violence in ourselves. His poems typically feature precise imagery and clear, absorbing narratives; Michael loves to tell a good story, and his poems reflect this. Michael's wonderful new book is a must for all lovers of poetry.
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Michael searched for almost a decade for a publisher willing to publish Adam Chooses. Fortunately, I could help him. I feel delighted by the published result of our association.From the Back Cover:
"These spare, understated poems have the elegant design and the formal ease we've come to expect of Michael Spence's work."--Madeline DeFrees "In Adam Chooses, Michael Spence's poems, often cunning experiments in traditional form, dramatize the way experience leads to knowledge....[W]e should be grateful for them."--Mark Jarman
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Book Description Rose Alley Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. /INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE/NEW/SAME AS PICTURED/. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0009279