By Rick Hilles

The poems that make up A Map of the misplaced World variety from tightly-wrought shorter lyrics to longer autobiographical narratives to styles of homage (in numerous kinds) of poets that Hilles admires and emulates (including Richard Hugo, James Wright, James Merrill and Larry Levis) to prolonged voice-driven meditations, one within the voice of a German Jewish lady, a prisoner who might break out a French focus camp and pass directly to struggle within the French resistance, to different efforts to confront historical past and never be gobbled through background, and to find, even resuscitate, buddies misplaced to loss of life, if purely provisionally; even though each one poem in A Map of the misplaced World is very crafted and diversely rendered, during this assortment, each one poem unearths its unifying impulse in it’s maker’s wish to span mammoth distances to arrive household, cherished others, a number of the households of associates, fueled by means of a nearly gymnastic mind's eye that vaults itself into nearly any space—going to nearly any length—sustained via a few of the kinds of love, which, in any case, should be as shut as any people has come (in this or any lifestyles) to realizing and warming ourselves, if no longer additionally every now and then being scalded via, the immortal fires of the Infinite.

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