9 Narrative Poems

9 Narrative Poems

By Anthony Maulucci

These nine poems tell the stories of the emotional lives of lovers, artists, writers and others who struggle to hold onto their own self-worth when confronted with the insanity and indifference of the contemporary world.

Review:

“Varying in mood and style, these poems are united by intensity and an abundant flow of images. They are marked by a zeal for truth, a thirst for pleasure, and wonder at the often surprising ways in which they intertwine.
The ‘Remembered Loves’ are passionate and poignant, and ‘Henri Matisse in the South of France’ has a visual sensuousness befitting its subject,
but the real stand-outs are the two longest poems, ‘Notturno (Nocturne)’ and ‘Song of the Seasons,’ rich with the hard-won lessons of experience and the irreducible complexities of existence.”

— Michael Palma, poet and translator of Dante´s Inferno in terza rima, recently published by W.W. Norton