Flock & Shadow: New and Selected Poems (Paperback)

New and Selected Poems

By Michael Hettich

New Rivers Press, 9780898232271, 195pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005



A stunning collection spanning more than 20 years, "Flock & Shadow" traces the journey of a man son, husband, father, poet as he struggles to find meaning and comfort in a harsh universe. In well-crafted poems, Hettich questions, challenges, and examines the trials and triumphs of life. Hettich's poems have the uncanny ability to sympathize with nature, to listen and shape it in ways that simultaneously surprise and delight. While vivid images of flora and fauna inform this collection, the complexities of each poem evoke intrigue, doubt, and clarity, keeping any lasting or certain epiphanies dangling. Solace and wonder fill these poems. "Flock & Shadow" is a human song against the din and darkness of the modern world.

About the Author

Hettich received his B.A. at Hobart College, his M.A. at the University of Denver and his Ph.D. in English and American literature from the University of Miami. His work has been published in Hayden's Ferry Review, Rhino, The Tampa Review, Mi-Poesias, The Eleventh Muse, Iodine, The White Pelican Review, Curbside Review, The Comstock Review, and many others.