BUDDING BRANCH BOOKS 2021
"...A rich collection of work by a generous-spirited poet."
"Whether decrying the cruelties and injustices of the world or, much more frequently, celebrating its beauties and triumphs, Arn Strasser´s lean, elegant poems are marked by precise observation and quiet authority. Here are tributes to artists ("Poem to Lorca", "Indigo") and to nature ("Flowering Quince in Bloom"), tender love poems ("Perhaps", "The Wanderers") and imaginative extrvaganzas ("Breakfast with Death," "Roman Holiday"), a rich selection of work from a generous-spirited poet."
MICHAEL PALMA, author of Begin the Gladness, and translator of Dante's Inferno.
Arn Strasser´s fourth collection of poems TERRAIN contains a variety of poetic expressions-to love and nature, joy and loss, and what it means to be human.
One section titled Eve Hesse is Drawing features poems based on artists and writers that covers a diverse spectrum including Hesse, Joan Miro, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mark Rothko.
Devotion, a long poem, is a captivating meditation on the experience of being a poet.
TERRAIN is a work from a poet who speaks with an authentic voice, always interesting and challenging.
An exciting, new collection from Arn Strasser...INCIDENTAL LONGING is an inspired treasure of poetic expression.
Samuel Beckett at the Crossroads
Dame from Long Beach
Jazz Piece # 19
Poem to Lorca
Song for Lovers
The Modern Mind
We Are Earth Becoming
A Poet´s List
Einstein Questions the Sea
TO THE POET LISTENING
LIVELY, ENGAGING...the latest collection from a poet who displays a keen sense of craft.
TO THE POET LISTENING is a new collection from Arn Strasser that shows a remarkable poetic range. Here we find expressions of love and fear, the experience of parenting, odes to nature, sharp and witty political pieces and more...all told in a unique voice. An added bonus is a delightful story for a cat named Musette.
"A remarkable poetic voice..."
BEFORE DREAMING, a new collection of poems by Arn Strasser, allows us to enter a personal world that is at once accessible and layered with interpretive meaning. The poems are characterized by a use of language that speaks to universal questions. Varied in tone, from deeply moving to light-hearted, the work shows a keen sense of structure and rhythm, a testament to a strong poetic style rooted in experience.