Time Inside (Paperback)
Green Place Books, 9781732081550, 100pp.
Publication Date: April 23, 2019
Time Inside, Gary Margolis' seventh book of poems, takes us behind the walls, through the metal gates of his experience leading a poetry workshop for inmates in a maximum security correctional facility, and back out to the surrounding worlds of love's nature and memory's hold and release of us. Emblematic of Margolis' writing, sometimes in phrases, sometimes in sentences, Margolis always has an ear for a line's turning. Each poem finds its centering image that arrests the heart. With clarity, humor, and a counselor's and poet's eye, Margolis sees the keys and latches of dark and light inside our time.