A poetic landscape with its own laws of physics, continually recreating itself with the impact of human passion and imagination. The poems are both personal and archetypal, rich in intimate joy and sadness, but also connecting to something abstract and eternal. The focus may settle on a brittle image, domestic or mythical, or on a brief feeling that opens into a transcendental vista and then, perhaps, closes again. Each poem is tightly sculpted and easily read, but in a way that keeps readers reaching, connecting the dots in their own cosmic lives.
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Shortlisted for the William Faulkner-Wisdom Poetry Prize
"An excellent poetry collection, a new way of bending time and space with emotional and material characteristics. For those of us who still needed to be convinced that the word creates the world, Gautier proves it. A must read for all serious devotees of poetry and literature."
Gabriele Maria Milton, #1 Amazon bestselling poet and US editor of Masticadores International
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With an MA from UT-Austin and a Ph.D. from CU-Boulder, I've taught writing and literature at several universities, and have published children’s and scholarly books, literary criticism, novels, and poetry. I've hitchhiked through 35 states and 16 countries, run two marathons, and once, due to a series of misadventures, spent six months as the chef at a French restaurant.
I believe that happiness comes from simplicity of lifestyle and richness of human contact, not from purchasing power or leverage over others.
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