By Dennis Maulsby
Poetry: 114 Pages, Paperback
Dennis Maulsby is a retired financial institution president dwelling in Ames, Iowa together with his spouse, Ruth, a retired felony secretary, and his puppy, Wally, a retired CIA operative. His poetry and brief tales have seemed in Lyrical Iowa, The Des Moines sign in, The North American evaluate, Spillway, Haiku magazine, The Hawai'i Pacific overview, The Briarcliff evaluate, and different journals.
Maulsby is a local of Iowa and a graduate of Marshalltown highschool and Grinnell university, Grinnell, Iowa. A U.S. military Vietnam veteran, he served with the twenty fifth infantry department whereas in nation. he's a earlier president of the Iowa Poetry Association.
"To learn Dennis Maulsby's strong, uncompromising poems is to inhabit the brilliant, surreal dream of a soldier--to see the realm as he, a Vietnam veteran, did, a long time in the past. The poems are in regards to the horror of warfare, and loss, and the line again to civilian lifestyles, defined in hauntingly appealing and distinct photos that you simply can't disregard. As they endure witness to the truth of conflict and its lasting results, they're a triumph of honesty and the facility of artwork. learn them."
Karen E. Bender, writer of Refund
"In his most modern choice of poetry, close to Death/Near existence, Dennis Maulsby captures a devastating universe of visceral juxtapositions with acuity and style. His sensual pictures trade among the uncooked and hugely polished, flow from being softly lyrical to staccato-rapid firing, mixture particular jazz riffs with discordant turbulence. The language is compelling, curiously clean, concise and layered.
Maulsby's poetry is severe and rapid, and will go away the reader breathless as thoughts of war-time nightmares tackle smooth overtones, yet he intersperses well-crafted haiku, musical interludes, historic fragments and love poems all through his e-book to supply moments of respite from the symphonic killing fields he depicts. advanced, clever, relocating, attention-grabbing, horrifying—Maulsby's booklet is a unprecedented glimpse into the artistic spirit suffering to reconcile the brutal realities of dying with the compassionate great thing about life."
Marilyn Baszczynski, President of the Iowa Poetry Association
"Maulsby's 3rd selection of poetry starts in violence and leads to an aria, sporting the reader alongside in an intimate and soft trip via many years of affection, lifestyles, warfare and peace. alongside the way in which, we contact on every thing now we have come to anticipate from Maulsby--haiku, Vietnam, deep imagery, capital-R Romanticism, etc--but we additionally see a ramification either within the scope of the content material and within the exuberant and musical prosody. Settle in, fasten your seatbelt, and plan to spend your time with this book!"
Jim Coppoc, Senior Lecturer, Iowa kingdom University
Author of long island Beatitude; Reliquary; and Blood, intercourse & Prayer
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