Love’s Autobiography: The ends of love controls the
atavistic impulses of poetic creation in an attempt to
portray the essence of love and the sensations of desire.
Poetry itself is revealed as a prison of language, something
bolder and more musical than prose.
A confession, but the tricky Hollywood kind, where you
confess how you're going to burn down the villain's house.
Where you tell the buxom lass how long you've been in
love with her.
--Robin Wyatt Dunn
In this ledger-book the different chapters are all known to
us. We find tenderness, tragic, contempt, humour,
weakness, uncertainty...presented to the reader sometimes
in a mirthful, sometimes sad tone, sometime in an
enigmatic, ironical, surrealistic, cynical, metaphorical, even
hermetic tone or just in a "matter of fact" way.
Duane Vorhees gives us poems to reflect on how we feel
about a subject that has affected us all before and after our
birth. He unabashedly comes at the subject from every