June 5, 2012

THIS SAT. 6/9 @ 6pm: Poet Dean Kostos @Panoply Books, Lambertville

Just a reminder that poet Dean Kostos will read THIS SAT. @ 6pm at Panoply Books--

Praise for his new brand-new collection, Rivering, out this week:

This is a book to be savored; each poem is a complete experience. Kostos's work is fully formed, gorgeous,
velvet and shattered glass, a kind of hymn to the universe. He traverses from the personal to the religious,
to Ekphrasis, to the myths of the Greeks, Hindus, Egyptians, Romans, to his own myths and demons.
An almost terrifying onslaught of language (his verbs are amazing), in carefully controlled forms. Rivering is a
feat of language and beauty, keen psychological insight, great craft, and a dizzying complex of ideas and feelings."         
                Veronica Golos, author of Vocabulary of Silence

To his own medium, poetry, Dean Kostos applies his art teacher's advice: "... draw in the mystery,
press down harder - / let darkness draw all the elements together." An impassioned observer who
sees beneath the surface to subterranean rivers, Kostos is attentive to the confluence of dark forces. 
Yet his richly rendered poems also offer burnished and evocative depictions of our world as encapsulated
in art. Both in its themes and in the controlled lushness of its style, Rivering presents a feast of figuration.
                   Rachel Hadas, author of The Ache of Appetite

Panoply Books Reading Series
Sat., June 9, 2012 @ 6pm
Panoply Books
46 N. Union St.
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Contact: (609) 397-1145

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