Seth Steinzor


Seth Steinzor protested the Vietnam War during his high school years near Buffalo, New York, and his years at Middlebury College, advocated Native American causes after law school, and has made a career as a civil rights attorney, criminal prosecutor, and welfare attorney for the State of Vermont. Throughout he has written poetry. In early 1980s Boston he edited a small literary journal. His first, highly praised book, To Join the Lost, was published in 2010

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The Dragon of Sassafras Mountain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,550. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2024 by Fomite. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Using a virtuosic variety of forms, from haiku to the titular fairy tale, on a broad range of topics, from the taste of different kinds of tea to a eulogy for a friend, Seth Steinzor explores what it is to live intensely in acknowledgment of death's constant presence.
Once Was Lost
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,100. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2021 by Fomite. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Once Was Lost reflects Dante's Paradiso in finding the terminus of a journey through the moral universe. It is set on a North Atlantic Beach at sunrise, eating a breakfast of fried clams among the many spirits, living and dead, famous and obscure, human and other, animate and inanimate, who have blessed our lives.
To Join the Lost
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,280. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017 by Fomite. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Is Hell the same place in 2005 that it was in 1300? To Join the Lost, the first of a three part transformation of the Divine Comedy, revisits the terriotory of Dante's Inferno. The contemporary torments of contemporary sinners case vivid light on the changing character and eternal nature of evil.
Among the Lost
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016 by Fomite. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Among the Lost, set in the modern American rust belt, is a meditation drawn from Dante’s Purgatorio. To Dante, Purgatory was the mountain where souls not damned went after death to cleanse themselves of sin in preparation for entering Paradise. What are we preparing ourselves for, having lost the fear of hell and the hope of heaven, in the course of our daily urban existence?

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current events    dante    divine comedy    fantasy    haiku    inferno    purgatorio