❮Read❯ ➵ Cenotaph Author Eric Pankey – Bluevapours.co.uk Cenotaph is the third panel in a triptych of books that began with Apocrypha and continued with The Late Romances All contain poems stained with grief as Pamela Alexander described Pankey's work in th Cenotaph is the third panel in a triptych of books that began with Apocrypha and continued with The Late Romances All contain poems stained with grief as Pamela Alexander described Pankey's work in the Boston Book Review grief for the passing of the poet's parents of his teachers and friends and of his own once held beliefPankey's poetry vibrates with a deep and delicate musicality The natural world that sustains and buries us here becomes refracted into an intricate web of glinting harrowing light into words circumscribing absence Jeff Hamilton said in Delmar that Pankey's eschatological poems are written from the vantage of the lapsed sublimeIn these extraordinary poems of spiritual crisis gravity and grace sacred and profane love the mythic and the heirloom are all confronted at the open threshold of an empty tomb the Cenotaph where doubt not faith awaits The Cenotaph is the perfect figure for these 'elegiac variations' by Eric Pankey variations of elegance even stateliness that stand for ualities of craft and metaphysical insight that have become the poet's standard Pankey is one of the uiet poets given to the graces of beautiful rendered writing burdened by the consciousness that words are never enough Thus Pankey is one of the honest poets Stanley Plumly.
Eric Pankey is the author of eight previous collections of poetry most recently The Pear as One Example New and Selected Poems and Reliuaries He is the recipient of a Walt Whitman Award a Library of Virginia Poetry Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial and the Ingram Merrill Foundation His work has appeared in The New Y.
- 104 pages
- Eric Pankey
- 10 May 2016 Eric Pankey