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Richard Teleky Examines the "Ordinary Paradise" of the Unnoticed Art That Constantly Surrounds Us

Richard Teleky Examines the "Ordinary Paradise" of the Unnoticed Art That Constantly Surrounds Us

Sometimes it is easy to forget we are constantly surrounded by works of art. In postcards and prints, books and movies, home crafts, and songs on the radio, we experience what author Richard Teleky refers ...

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Dan MacIsaac’s latest book

Cries from the Ark

Cries from the Ark

A pitch-perfect debut and a call to act in the service of Earth through radiant attention

Humankind, at present, has breached floodgates that have only been breached before in ancient stories of angry gods, or so far back on geologic and biological timelines as to seem more past than past. Against this catastrophic backdrop (at the end of consolations, at the high-water mark), and equipped with a periscopic eye and a sublime metaphorical reach, poet Dan MacIsaac has crowded his debut vessel with sloths and auks, mummified remains and bumbling explorers, German expressionists and Neolithic cave-painters.

With the predominant “I” of so many poetic debuts almost entirely absent, Cries from the Ark is catalogue and cartography of our common mortal—and moral—lot.

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