By T. R. Hummer
T. R. Hummer's new and generally pyrotechnic assortment takes its identify from the infrequent (in English) singular kind of the typical be aware "ephemera." In a piece of startling originality, the poet provides a meditation on ephemerality from the perspective of the ephemeron itself because it passes, be it the person, the atom, the particle.
Hummer's paintings is existential and atemporal. The scope of the poems steadily broadens from the outlet part, also known as "Ephemeron," via "Either/Or," that's a fulcrum, directly to plural "Ephemera." The imaginative and prescient that emerges is haunting, evoking the aftermath of a actual, mental, and non secular apocalypse.
Relentless in its stalking of the boundary among being and nonbeing, Ephemeron turns into a tour-de-force that shines a focus into darkish corners of Being, revealing but extra darkness.
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