Light-Years in the Dark: Storypoems (Paperback)

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The epigraph from Virginia Woolf's novel To The Lighthouse sets the tone for Todd Crawshaw's strange, daring, and beautiful collection of StoryPoems, Light-Years in the Dark. Meant for those who seek inspiration and the meaning of life, the book takes readers on a vital metaphysical and spiritual journey through both darkness and light. A StoryPoem, defined by the author, is a hybrid genre of poetry and short story inspired by Cranes' The Black Riders & Other Lines and Debussy's Preludes for Piano, where each concise piece is a cosmos, a distilled symphony. In Light-Years in the Dark, Crawshaw has invented a magical world that is elaborately imaginative, often haunting, and bursting with stunning imagery. An alternate universe alternating between lightness and darkness, a yin-yang composition of interacting forces, this collection is analogous to a rich assortment of light and dark chocolates contained in a box: each is meant to be savored slowly, carefully ingested, in a quiet space that allows for contemplation and reflection. Some short, others long, these are tales about a variety of characters, ideas, and emotions: a two-headed man, a woman of incomplete mind, a man whose life is a blur, a performing artist haunted by spirits, a waste collector who discovers a baby, an inner-city history teacher, a terrorist, and survivors. They are also about love at first sight, reflections, prophesy, amour, immortality, magic, omniscience, seduction, fear, warmth, life, death and epiphany. For more information visit www.toddcrawshaw.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780615381657
ISBN-10: 0615381650
Publisher: Crowsnestpublishing.com
Publication Date: June 18th, 2011
Pages: 128
Language: English