Vale Ave (New Directions Poetry Pamphlets) (Paperback)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811221078, 48pp.
Publication Date: July 10, 2013
Vale Ave -- Latin for "Farewell, Hail" -- is a hymn to Eros that unfolds as a gorgeous palimpsest of eternal recurrence and reincarnation, charting the course of two lovers who each seek the other across cultures, myths, and centuries. Vale Ave is alchemical -- "mystery and portent, yes, but at the same time," as H. D. writes, "there is Resurrection and the hope of Paradise.