My Body is a Forest-Elm/Left Arm
by Scott Vanya
In this part of the "My Body is a Forest", esp. "Elm/Left Arm", Mr. Vanya has included all of the poems which "do the work" of living. The heavy lifting from the dark and frustrated places of life to the more elevated sanctuaries of hope, love, human kindness and compassion. And as in all of his books, what ever Voice he speaks for, carries us with it. Hope is the answer, and human-hood the goal.