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Moonbook and Sunbook

Yes, poetry delights, yes, poetry disturbs, but at best, poetry brings clarity to the half truths and enduring myths of the human race. By that measure, Stonehenge is a majestic poem created by long-ago masons to better help them understand and admire the moon and sun. The same with Macchu Picchu.

With Moonbook and Sunbook, four-time Pulitzer-nominated poet Willis Barnstone takes his shot at the discipline, albeit his lunar and solar obsession is expressed in paired, multiplying sonnets. A Guggenheim fellow and author of seventy books, Barnstone’s prose is comfortable, nearly casual, yet mortared with symbolism and worldly knowledge.

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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