look to our faith and thoughts, what comes out may be beauty.
Encolpia .... explores poetic tradition by bending and
warping it in
his own way to create an original message."
Midwest Book Review, April 2012
The Encolpia is a new book of
poetry that hews to the maggot, or eccentric idea, of a
meditation importuned. Classical in craft and fierce in
treatment, the book is a sonnet sequence presented as a series
of different ruminations on such pivotal virtues as
responsibility, degree, spiritual vagrancy, delight, sorrow,
election and silence, all encased in their own spectacular and
While it is
unlikely that individual poems extracted from a sonnet sequence
will justly reveal their power or live perfectly on their own
without the vital interconnections that drive
them, samples are provided in the links at left to give you a
small idea of the tenor, the music and the scope...