HOLY WEEK poems by Michael Hugh Lythgoe

HOLY WEEK poems            by   Michael Hugh Lythgoe

Brass won the Kinloch Rivers Contest        sponsored by the Poetry Society of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2006

author's photo courtesy of John Novak


Michael Lythgoe's BRASS both embodies and explores the love of human artifacts. The theme is war, and the poet possesses the craft and the artistry to risk big poems that flash with the fine detail and intellectu,al and emotional complexioty that bespeak an observant mind digesting difficult experience. The title poem--a meditation on the necessity, loveliness, and fragility of culture and the dehumanizing forces that threaten it--provides a central metaphor for this book that will leave readers shaken and enlightened.              --Katherine Smith, author of Argumenty By Design