Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 136
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John Reibetanz captures the ordinary details of life -- family and friendship, birth and death -- and transforms them into the extraordinary. His seventh book of poetry is a masterful collection, finely crafted with wit, warmth and affection. Transformations is divided into four parts, each providing a different perspective on the main theme. In the opening sequence, Reibetanz evokes the ethereal world of Greek and Aboriginal mythology to explore the confusion of daily life, working out the connections between our cultural paradigms of change and the actual transformations we experience. Next is the art of language, as the poet plays with words and images. "I'm fascinated with how words provide means of interpreting change that are themselves transformative," he says. In the two remaining sections, which centre on communal response to change and transformation in the natural world, Reibetanz's topics range from the blues of Robert Johnson to "the tiny mice who live backstage in my...