Robert Currie Uses Humor and Fantasy to Create ‘The Days Run Away’, Balance the Discoveries of Suffering and Death

September 19, 2016

‘The Days Run Away’ , show up the painful realities life. He opens the first section by exploring the magical possibilities of childhood. “Beyond The Open Window” employs the theme of fantastical flight with great imagination: “my right arm disengages from my shoulder, the hand / flips me the finger and goes with it, sailing out the window, / it’s flight erratic as a wing stripped from an erring angel.”…

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Actually ‘Red Canyon Falling on Churches’ addresses bigotry, addiction

July 28, 2016

“Red Canyon Falling on Churches” By Juliana Aragon Fatula Underlying many of the poems is the theme of shame or guilt and the relief when it is “eaten” by the sin-eating goddess, Tontzanin, or when mistakes are “burned up” by the fire goddess Chantico. The stars and the sky become a focal point in later poems, marking an expansion beyond suffering. ^pJuliana Aragon Fatula weaves together subjects as ordinary as…

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