Book Review

The Art of Dying by Robert "Red Hawk" Moore, Hohm Press, Prescott, AZ, 1999; 112 pages, isbn 0-934252-93-9, paper, $12.00.

This slender book of verse contains a rare example of true poetry. Too often a string of words appears in print, poorly chosen prose cut into fragments to resemble free verse, but having none of the grace or inspiration to move the reader or to rouse a resonance in his mind. In Red Hawk's poetry there is a magic which evokes deep response and enables the reader to suffer his fellow feeling. The author has a singular skill to transform experience into words and words into experience, as well as the discipline to cease before emotion overwhelms or is exhausted. -- Elsa-Brita Titchenell

(From Sunrise magazine, August/September 2000; copyright © 2000 Theosophical University Press)

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