"The new poems are moving and so imbued with mortality. I was especially touched by the intensely personal ones, though they all have Pat Matsueda’s vocal signature."
Arthur Sze, author of Sight Lines
Brilliant, shimmering with beauty and sorrow, Bitter Angels speaks to us from the intersection of the incarnate world and the transcendent. Suffering, both private and historical, weaves its legacy of pain, transformed here into the luminous, the healing, through the alchemy of Matsueda's exceptional, radiant poetry.
Lillian Howan, author of The Charm Buyers
Still at Large
By Frank Stewart
Forthcoming: El León
Oct. 15, 2021
Still at Large chronicles the voices of ordinary people who encounter first hand the mysteries of war, suffering, and courage. Concise yet lyrical, these poems reveal epiphanies about human nature that only individuals who experience terrifying realities are able to disclose. Nonetheless, they are relentlessly bound together by a haunting, unsentimental simplicity, transcending the nightmares of the human condition.