Reading His Poetry

Grand Bay (00:24 preview)

Arthur read at the Narrative Night in Santa Fe in October 2007. Says Narrative’s poetry editor, Michael Wiegers, about Arthur’s poetry, “He borrows narratives from science, history, and nature—to name just a few—and overlays them across different times, across past, present, and future. In so doing, he creates a large-scale, complex pictorial metaphor to guide human understanding, much in the same manner that a novelist might orchestrate a grand metaphor. They’re like paintings that help me understand the world in which I live.”

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