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 types) 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 girl, a prisoner who could break out a French focus camp and pass directly to struggle within the French resistance, to different efforts to confront heritage and never be gobbled through historical past, and to find, even resuscitate, pals misplaced to demise, if simply provisionally; notwithstanding each one poem in A Map of the misplaced World is very crafted and diversely rendered, during this assortment, each one poem reveals its unifying impulse in it’s maker’s wish to span great distances to arrive household, loved others, some of the households of neighbors, fueled via a virtually gymnastic mind's eye that vaults itself into nearly any space—going to nearly any length—sustained by means of some of the types of love, which, in any case, will be as shut as any folks has come (in this or any existence) to figuring out and warming ourselves, if now not additionally from time to time being scalded by way of, the immortal fires of the Infinite.
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