The Angel Dialogues (Hardcover)

By Anthony Abbott

Lorimer Press, 9780989788526, 63pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2014



The Angel Dialogues is a book-length suite of poems about a played-out, cynical poet - "the poet who / waits / for the feather to / drop / from the unpredictable / sky." Spiritually fatigued, desperate for that next great poem, he cries out to forces beyond him for help and is visited for the next year by a young iconoclastic woman angel, the angel of our dreams - who, not incidentally, reads Yeats and knew Whitman, and becomes not only his Muse, but his perfect capstone poem. The Angel Dialogues mines with profundity and lyric intensity a sacred vein - with an imaginative finesse and sense of humor that is at once mystical and accessible.