Nicholas Samaras
Survivors of the Moving Earth

1997. 285 pp. ISBN-13 978-3-7052-0101-9; ISBN-10 3-7052-0101-8
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Nicholas Samaras' poems are unique in their orientation and display a linguistic sense that should earn him a wide and discriminating audience. The most engaging quality of his metaphysical internationalism, the note of the eternal exile who yet finds remarkable and life-enhancing particularities in the countries through which he passes ... And yet he is very much in language, an early master of strange, honest, and astonishing metaphor, and is a man of feeling, of very strong, almost superhumanly strong, emotion, but in this fact very human, too, as he calls us to follow, to feel more, to be more, to encompass and revitalize the earth by means of words and sensibility, no matter where the soul happens to find itself.

James Dickey


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