By Rick Hilles
The poems that make up A Map of the misplaced World diversity from tightly-wrought shorter lyrics to longer autobiographical narratives to styles of homage (in numerous kinds) of poets that Hilles admires and emulates (including Richard Hugo, James Wright, James Merrill and Larry Levis) to prolonged voice-driven meditations, one within the voice of a German Jewish lady, a prisoner who might get away a French focus camp and cross directly to struggle within the French resistance, to different efforts to confront background and never be gobbled by means of heritage, and to find, even resuscitate, acquaintances misplaced to dying, if in simple terms provisionally; notwithstanding each one poem in A Map of the misplaced World is very crafted and diversely rendered, during this assortment, each one poem unearths its unifying impulse in it’s maker’s wish to span substantial distances to arrive household, loved others, a number of the households of associates, fueled by way of a virtually gymnastic mind's eye that vaults itself into nearly any space—going to nearly any length—sustained by means of some of the sorts of love, which, in the end, can be as shut as any folks has come (in this or any existence) to figuring out and warming ourselves, if no longer additionally every now and then being scalded via, the immortal fires of the Infinite.
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