Spiritual Necessity

Selected Poems of Frank Samperi

By Frank Samperi (Editor); John Martone (Editor)
(Barrytown Limited, Paperback, 9781581770889, 190pp.)

Publication Date: December 2003

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It is a major event indeed to have this defining selection of Frank Samperi's immaculate work at last available for new readers. This consummate poet is so quiet in his authority, so singularly perceptive of the life he lived each day by given day. Whoever cared more than he did-or could find as absolute a way of saying so? If life matters, here are the poems which tell why, -Robert Creeley...poetry of unmitigated probity. It scales the religious, attempting to illuminate a little a spiritual world from which we are mostly outcasts. Its form is vision which cares for the word entered, lived, died, at every breath, with a gravity perhaps dismaying but no less moving for that. Its difficult is the difficult of human being in the light of divinity. Its blessing is that it opens anew for us some of the timeless possibility, -Cid CormanPoetry, for Samperi, was a spiritual pursuit, the embodying, in words, of his ongoing engagement with the transcendent...I hold him to be an exemplary figure, -David Miller, Eonta: Arts Quart
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