By Andrew S. Nicholson
"In Andrew S. Nicholson’s A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire, what's so much alive is colour, that which provides itself freely, generously: ‘Follow the hopeful as they eco-friendly the day’ (‘My storage Fills with an Ever-Increasing variety of Dandelions’). Threaded all through with Genesis, in which Jacob wrestles an angel, this pretty debut assortment builds a ladder firmly rooted the following: in sunlight and earth; in various and a number of colors of orange; in trials of pop and son; in books and work; in deserted casinos; in international locations faraway from domestic; and/or within the sound of a door ultimate. Nicholson’s poems come from a guy status by means of himself, in what George Oppen referred to as the ‘shipwreck of the singular,’ consisting of everyone. I’m moved through the luminous generosity, the ethical readability of this paintings. A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire is information that might remain news.”
—Claudia Keelan, writer of The Devotion Field, Missing Her, and O, Heart
"'Who doesn’t nurse a mystery love?' asks Andrew S. Nicholson in visionary poems that show mystery worlds cradled inside of this one. even if contemplating the casinos of Las Vegas, a fresco in Pompeii, or scenes from the Hebrew Bible, the poet endures certainly one of desire’s extra fraught paradoxes: its unchanging skill to deliver swap, to show the recognized into the unknown. those poems bravely attend to such changes the best way Jacob—the book’s customer saint—wrestles with the angel, 'lifting the entire flesh / that he can lose.' i like this poet who is familiar with that blessing doesn’t arrive with out loss, who recollects 'I used to be enjoyed as soon as. / underneath that love, a kindness took root.' an analogous candy feeling lingers lengthy after this ebook is closed. pricey reader: take pleasure in it."
"Andrew S. Nicholson’s A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire is a beautiful book. His sleek, playful poems enchant us ('I try and make out the stranger’s face, yet he’s shrinking: / a melting grey blur, an ever-smaller thorn.') and remodel us ('Sink into the bathwater, any means is a fashion / to trip towards that joining'). Nicholson has develop into one of many nice poets of a brand new and radical form of pastoral."
Opening the gap among the standard and the visionary, the poems in A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire discover an intimate dating with the area, from Las Vegas to Italy to the yankee Midwest. From a lime gleaming in an orchard to a superb adolescence try at levitation, Andrew S. Nicholson’s poems flooring themselves within the standard and jump for the luminous. significant to this assortment are poems that retell tales of Jacob from the outdated testomony, relocated at the back of casinos, glimpsed in miniature on kitchen flooring, and heard conversing in a second of deterioration. via those retellings, Nicholson examines the production of self, relatives relationships, and a generative feel of the divine.
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A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire (Mountain West Poetry Series) by Andrew S. Nicholson