Beautifully inventive and filled with bravery of statement, Ghost Diary use many different forms to reveal a multifaceted poet, his shattered innards and pieced-together hopes. He is deceptive and truthful all at the same time, he loves and leers, curses God with his gratitude for God. With imagery so fresh, the reader is often unprepared for the connections he makes.
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Lee Rossi was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied for 5 years in the Roman Catholic seminary. He has published two ESL textbooks, a critical study of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and Beyond Rescue, his first book of poems. He has had many jobs: teaching, computer sales, Quik Shop clerk, mail sorter, busboy, awning factory assembler. Hobbies: Zen meditation, personal experience of God. Poetry is the river that flows through his nights.Review:
Ghost Diary offers us a chronicle of the struggle to live deeply in both inner and outer worlds. -- Cecilia Woloch, personal letter, December, 2002
Lee Rossi's gift is calling up a time and place so that is shimmers and breathes in the present. -- Eloise Klein Healy, personal letter, December, 2002.
Rollicking, bemused and rueful--at times shocking, even hopeful, this is American poetry you can feel patriotic about. -- Tony Hoagland, personal letter, December, 2002.
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Book Description Terrapin Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0971912211