Las Vegas, NV, March 30, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- This collection of poetry that spans more than 30 years revolves on the theme of the “unrequited,” focusing on intensive emotions and states of mind. Subjects of the 90 poems range from the death of a loved one to the end of a love affair, but the realization of loss, both intentional and unintentional, binds them together.
"The Book of Aloneness," published by Dog Ear Publishing, stirs the soul with its haunting words. In “Charades,” the author writes: “A game of charades for the tired eyes; Soiled sheets, cold sweat, and lonely goodbyes. Is this all there is, is there nothing more? Is love a white dress scattered on the floor?”
Provocative titles such as “A Life Turns Itself Over in the Dark,” and “When All is Lost,” mix with romance-inspired titles like “Salome Danced Through Seven Veils of Tears,” and “I Have Something Inside that Keeps Me Burning.” The stark imagery of “The Darkness in My Soul Spilled on the Bleached Horizon” resonates with feeling, as in this first stanza: “The darkness in my soul spilled on the bleached horizon; a blue/black intervention I’ve spurred on. The earth and sky kiss in the awkward distance; infinitely bounded, yet utterly alone.”
Author Vasile Munteanu has advanced degrees in literature and philosophy from Oakland University in Michigan and State University of New York at Binghamton, respectively. He teaches those subjects at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. This is the first poetry collection for Munteanu, who was born in Romania and moved to the United States as a teenager.
For more information, visit www.vmunteanu.net
The Book of Aloneness
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-145750-095-4 204 pages $40.00 US
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