Synopses & Reviews
Culled from the author's journal during a six-month visit to Mykonos in 1972, the first sequence of poems in this collection express enthusiasm and sheer delight with the Greek landscape and people, yet occasionally refer to the rule of the military junta at that time. The second set of verses, written more than 20 years later, marks Lourie's return to a liberated Greece and reflects more literary irony, refined appreciation for the island's inner life, and continuing admiration melded with a touch of mystic beauty. A multifaceted poetic tour of Greece and the Aegean islands, this gathering is completed by watercolor miniatures created by the author.
About the Author
Iven Lourie is a writer, a poet, and the editor for Gateways Books and Artemis Books. He is a teacher at Sierra Community College and the editor of Cafe Writers Anthology 2010. His poetry and reviews have been included in numerous publications, including Miros Dream, SHORTS, and Yuba Flows. He lives in Penn Valley, California.