Pandora's Box Collected Poems

 
9780982331200: Pandora's Box Collected Poems

This volume contains many poems starting with poems from the late 40's until just before the book came out. It includes several series of poems including The Nadeszda Poems growing out of an interest in the Osip Mandelstam a poet who was persecuted under Stalin in the 1930's and a long poem/play for ballet dancers.

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Lois V. Walker is a poet, artist, teacher and editor. A retired teacher she has written poetry since college and began a career as a sculptor and painter in the 80's. During the course of her career she served as chairperson of The Long Island Poetry Collective and was an editor of its international magazine, Xanadu. She has taught many workshops for students of poetry.

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I only wish I had the time to devote to this superbly crafted, soul-deep volume: the time to bed down with each poem, stare reverentially into each painting. . . .I have read and written enough poetry, known enough true poets to know I am in the company of a highly accomplished poet in Lois V. Walker. -- - --Vincent Clemente, Prof. Emeritus SCCC

Part of poetry s enjoyment is coming across lines that stop you and compel your complete amazement. Lois V. Walker s 232-page book is certainly a Pandora s Box of combinations of words jumping out for your excitement and pleasure. Here is one such line from her poem, The Classic Impulse : dip your fingers in the sky/ surround my search with arms/ a spread of summer rain. That is an example of the extraordinary language that characterizes contemporary American poetry and Long Island poetry. --Maxwell Wheat, Poet Laureate Nassau County

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