In doing so, his poems range through conventional form and lyric voice to provocative fragments of intuitive, disparate images. Haunting insights lie side by side with poems of social import and stark realism. Walmsley is adept with the multi-faceted aspects of human endeavour; from world issues to philosophical and mystical reflection. This is a moving and thought provoking collection from an accomplished poet.
Gordon Walmsley, born and raised in New Orleans, has lived in Copenhagen (Denmark) for over twenty years. A graduate of Princeton University, he has published four previous books of poetry, including Touchstones (Salmon, 2008). He was also the editor of Fire and Ice, Nine Poets from Scandanavia and the North (Salmon, 2003). After the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, he has returned whenever possible to the home of his birth to give readings and poetry-writing workshops.