The Nomad Odes
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Siena Press presents "CARMINA: The Nomad Odes, the follow-up collection of poetry from poet Juan-Paolo Perre, author of the Legacy Poetry Prize-winning book, "A Confederacy of Joy". A highly-anticipated collection of lyric poetry issuing forth from the spiritual and geographic nomad, the restless seeker, the human being, sometimes exalted and other times unworthy and disappointing; negotiating the journey of his emotional and intellectual lives and the dilemma of confronting those parts of him against the unforgivingly stark and concrete world in which we live and in spite of it all, insistent on somehow finding hope and transcendent beauty in everything.
Taking a cue from the beloved poet, Pablo Neruda (to whom this book is dedicated), Perre finds aching beauty in things both sacred and profane, universally exalted and the mundane commonplace - as subjects for each ode. In his deft treatment each ode becomes a song, a declaration, a chant, a truth set to the soul's music.
Siena Press, 9780996062138, 84pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2020