Meditations Before the Windows Fail
Meditations before the Windows Fail contains meditative, lyric poems that address the desire to translate the world into meaning, since it often seems the world is trying to tell us something. What the speaker of the poems discovers is that any meaning must be found in the flesh, not in the world. In a world composed of loss, the human task is two-fold: to both translate the world into meaning, and to turn toward each other when that translation is found to be, as it always is, inadequate. George Looney's poems are deft and intricate in their use of lineation, of unique phrasing, and of the complex use of a fractured, underlying narrative throughout the book.
About the Author
George Looney is the author of many books including Structures the Wind Sings Through, Monks Beginning to Waltz, and A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness. He founded the BFA in Creative Writing Program at Penn State Erie, and he serves as editor-in-chief of the international literary journal, Lake Effect. He is translation editor of Mid-American Review and a cofounder of the Chautauqua Writers' Festival.
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