Coming About, the Later Poems

In Coming About, Anthony Castro, in his sixth collection of poems, continues to explore the mysteries and beauty of everyday life, the dream world of the mind, the struggles of the poet and our inevitable confrontation with the precipice of life's end. He leaves us with a surprising yet hopeful future.

Castro gives us poetry that avoids the obscure. In Cera; Un a Volta we are in his grandmothers kitchen. In Running Water we are on a college campus after a student's suicide. In Marginal we sit on a plane's wing looking into the cabin and watch the clouds romping by. We visit Owls Head Maine for a counterpoint to contemporary culture. We see two views of the world on the day of Castro's birth May 1933.

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