Darkacre
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darkacre

Poems by Greg Hewett

“Contemplative and highly accomplished . . . [Hewett] takes the long view of life and history, calling in ancient civilizations to make sense of our own, or imagining hidden worlds, the flip side of our own. . . . A wash of carefully controlled emotion.” —MinnPost

April 2010
6.5 x 8.5 | 126 pages
Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-1-56689-245-2.

$16.00

Description

A penetrating, richly metaphoric survey of the human landscape.

“From estate properties to artistic legacies, darkacre interrogates both mortality and immortality: what does it mean to last? Hewett is a master architect of the poetic suite, and his house contains many mansions. This is not so much a collection as it is a showplace: stylistically inventive, provocative, and illuminating.” —D.A. Powell

Through exploring the infrastructure of civilization, the body’s intimate topography, and the cultural terrain of Italian opera, Greg Hewett excavates the fields where humanity has erected its monuments, fought its battles, and sowed the seeds of both redemption and ruin: “for everyman’s a remainderman / every boundary evidence / every terminus implication / and every acre dark.”

Awards

2010 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Poetry

Reviews

“Contemplative and highly accomplished . . . [Hewett] takes the long view of life and history, calling in ancient civilizations to make sense of our own, or imagining hidden worlds, the flip side of our own. . . . A wash of carefully controlled emotion.” —MinnPost

“Greg Hewett’s poems create fresh dimensions where language and human experience become one. They further the surprise of poetry by leaving the reader with a sense that the one world of their maker is the multiple world of his beloved audience.” —Ray Gonzalez

“Hewett builds words on top of words, as he goes, producing unexpected combinations . . . each poem is wrapped in sounds: vowels and consonants precisely chosen to create a melody while you read.” —Minnesota Reads

“Bringing his mind and philosophy to life, [Hewett] brings readers a critical and sensual read to the many aspects of life. darkacre is a fine [collection] that shouldn’t be missed.” —Midwest Book Review

“[A] fascinating achievement that distinguishes Hewett as a master of uncanny imagery and sheer immediacy.” —Twin Cities Daily Planet

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