Michael H. Levin: Poems and Prose
FALCONS -- BOOK REVIEWS
"Weaves a resonant fugue."
-- William A. Nitze
Independent Energy Investor; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (1987-1990); former Assistant Administrator, US EPA (1994-2001)
"Rarely have intelligence and musicality entwined to create such meticulous poetry. . . . brings us back each time to more of what we didn’t know we needed, until we found it here."
-- Donald Illich
Author, Chance Bodies (Word Works, 2018); President, The Federal Poets
"Levin is one of the world’s most accomplished creators of environmental laws that work. There his media are science, economics, law and politics. Here his poetry flows gently and captures life’s subtleties."
-- Bill Drayton
CEO, Ashoka; former Assistant Administrator, US EPA (1977-80)
"Links geography and topography to journeys of the body, mind, and spirit . . .These poems connect the reader to the great epics of journeying, wandering, and return."
-- Michael Broder
Editor, What Rough Beast; Publisher, Indolent Books
"Amazing, and evocative, and startling, and wonderful . . . . I will go back to this collection again and again."
-- Leslie Ritts
Counsel, National Environmental Development Association
"I thought I'd read one or two . . .But I found myself going from poem to poem, effortlessly floating on the words. What a wonderful book."
-- Terry Braunstein
Internationally-recognized multimedia and book artist
"These . . . 30 poems weave a rich tapestry with varied captivating threads . . .I was struck by the powerful last lines of "Cloaked Lamps": “Do not abide, / she’d say, though fearful of the cost: / uncloak the Lady’s lamp. / Stride forth. Persist.”
-- Sally Zakariya,