My Body is a Forest-Cypress/Right Arm
by Scott Vanya
In "My Body is a Forest, Cypress/Right Arm", Mr. Vanya embraces the possibility that it takes not only passion to live life fully and to the benefit of mankind, but courage, faithfulness, and comradery. And as with all of Mr. Vanya's poems, the result is simple: Embrace every last iota of it, and hold nothing back. As a single book, Cypress is an extended hand, as a part of the whole: a seed.