The Midwest Book Review - Running in Darkness

Reviewed by: James A. Cox

Enthusiastically recommended reading for anyone who appreciates the breadth and depth of contemporary poetry, "Running in Darkness" is a collection of Canadian poet Robert Curries latest work. Deftly crafted free verse expressions embedded with imagination, imagery, cadence, irony, perception, humor, genuine affection and occasional loss. 'The Most Creative Act': He thinks of counterpoint the/cadence of a catalectic line that breaks/another curving back upon itself the flow/into cesura's calm texture/of vowels and consonants expectations dashed the stretch of/tension aesthetic distance.//He sets himself the task: write the poems and never/mention her smile.

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