In his first poetry collection since 2014’s Pulitzer and National Book Award nominated For The Living Dead – New & Selected Poems, these forty-four new poems by Eric Greinke evoke and illuminate the metaphors and symbols of our lives through portraits, observed moments and personal memories. These poems rely on descriptive imagery and an expansive persona often expressed in third person to stimulate the reader’s associative imagination. Each poem explores our relationship with time and the monuments we leave behind. The book contains the award winning autobiographical narratives Lifelines and Paternity, in addition to poems in lyric, objectivist and persona modes. Readers who have come to expect range and variety from this poet will not be disappointed. At the age of seventy, Eric Greinke continues to expand his range, tonal repertoire and poetic vision, inviting his readers to join in the creative process in recognition of common myths and experiences.
(Presa Press, 2019. 64 pages, ISBN 978-1-7325182-0-9. Hardcover)