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Eric Pankey:
Cenotaph
Eric Pankey
  Cenotaph  
Eric Pankey    
an excerpt

interview

essay



 

Bold Type's Poetry Editor Ernest Hilbert writes "Rather than acknowledge a universalizing harmony in nature as did Alexander Pope or a reassuring pantheistic divinity as did William Wordsworth, Pankey formulates a more complex place for it in human experience. Navigating more closely to Thomas Traherne's formulations of angelic felicity than to Whitman's garrulous visions of a consanguinary bond between humanity and the universe, he imbues the natural world with what could be called divinity, but a divinity occasionally interpolated by an avuncular field guide."

Read an interview with Eric Pankey, two poems, and an essay on his collection Cenotaph.

 
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