"With "Young Rain"Kevin Hart continues his 'transmemberment of
song' into a realm all his own. . . ." --Harold Bloom"Kevin Hart is
one of the finest poets writing in English today. I admire his
erudition and his imagination, the way history, art, myth,
literature and many things come together in his poetry. This book
will be a feast for those who want poetry to be both metaphysics
and song. An absolutely original and indispensable poet." --Charles
Simic "Kevin Hart is one of the most sophisticated poets writing
today, though the poems in "Young Rain" are disarmingly
straightforward. They have an ease and lucidity that makes them
seem almost casual, so that it is with a feeling of surprise that
you realize that you have been drawn into a conversation of the
utmost gravity concerning the private reaches of the self,
darkness, and death, as in the powerful sequences 'Night Music' and
'Dark Retreat.' There is nothing oppressive about them, though, and
the limpid rigor of the intellect they embody is leavened by the
tenderness and sensuality of the poems in another sequence, 'Amo te
Solo, ' which possesses a lustiness that would seem at home in the
Bible but has almost disappeared from contemporary poetry." --John
Koethe In a 1985 interview with fellow poet John Kinsella, Kevin
Hart reflected on the nature of poetry: "People sometimes think
that the spiritual world is distinct from, even distant from, this
world. . . . But the spiritual world is within this one: not as a
secret, but as a radiance. . . . We find it through God's grace and
our attention. Poetry is one form of attention, and poetry does not
lead us to another world: it shows us this world, this
relationship, this chair, this ivy on the outside wall." In "Young
Rain," Hart continues his exploration of the mysterious radiance
within this world.
." . . Kevin Hart is the best Australian poet of the past 25
years." --Mark Strand
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