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A Mountain Sage: The Storm

Among the starry schemes, the brightPlateaus and cloudy cornices, A master and his pupil madeTheir way towards the dragon’s grot. As both the sage and pupil foughtTo climb the craggy mountain tops, A storm descended on the twainWith howling gales and scowling rains. In fear, and desperate for rest –sweet solace from the storm –Continue Reading


Book Review: Fatal Women by Kevin Roberts

The poems of Kevin Roberts (1969-2008) are indeed an anomaly among the sea of “Modernist,” “Formalist” and “Contemporary” verses that have proliferated throughout the literary world of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The poetry of Kevin Roberts is indeed a stupendous exception from the avalanche of dross that we have grown so accustomed to overContinue Reading