The Bounteous World: New Poems
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This new volume of poetry by Frederick Smock began with his chance discovery of the work of 20th century Norwegian poet Olav Hauge, who "opened a window through which many of these poems subsequently entered." Written with his seemingly effortless elegance, these are poems of finely etched observation, of serene appreciation, as deceptively simple as the world they depict with such grace. "Each poem in this book creates a blaze of clarity, intensifies a moment of insight: evening sun climbing a bookshelf, lichen feasting on a tree trunk, a window looking down into a courtyard or up into blue sky. Like the opthalmologist's just-right lens, Smock's poems bring the blurry world into focus so that sight and insight become Vision, revealing our world's bounty, helping us to see, doing the real work of poetry.
American Literature | Arts and Humanities | Poetry
Smock, Frederick, "The Bounteous World: New Poems" (2013). Faculty Books. 27.