HOLY WEEK poems by Michael Hugh Lythgoe

Praise For Lythgoe's Poetry

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Jill Alexander Essbaum, author of Harlot: "Shifting in remarkably spry fashion from gargoyles to bear-men to Degas to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to knee surgery to Ash Wednesday, Lythgoe's poems read like a travelogue through...one man's diversely lived and deeply considered life. His poems are at once serious, surreal, and sacrosant. In his work, tragedy and triumph are inevitable bedfellows (case in point, the poignant and mournful "Easter Sonnet"): Returning is all about the leaving, he writes. At their most profound, these poems are poems of loss. At 'his' most profound, he is a poet of redemption."

From the Foreward by Audell Shelburne, Editor of Windhover:  "There is a concept...known as copiousness, a fullness and richness that comes when a poem is complete, expansive, whole. It gains in richness from the texture of the details.  It adds depth through the insight and thought of a considerate, kind and intelligent poet. Lythgoe's work is copious."