The Fate Motif
poems by Douglas Nordfors
The universal fascination with time—past, present, and future—is the core of widely published poet Douglas Nordfors' second collection. The Fate Motif features a wide range of angles and subjects: personal history, historical figures and famous artists such as Queen Elizabeth I, Marcel Proust, and Buster Keaton, and various modes of abstract meditation. It also features two distinct, complementary styles. Some poems have a clear narrative framework and are applauded by Patrick Loafman, editor of the new online journal The Dandelion Farm Review, for having "small hooks embedded in their language." Others invite the reader into a more challenging intellectual labyrinth.
Praise for Douglas Nordfors' previous collection of poems, Auras:
These poems offer profound empathy with children, natural phenomena, and animal presences; they marry the pre-Lapsarian, primal, urgency of early experiences with an extraordinarily generous adult vision that compels and taunts us with the depth of its cultural, literary, historic, and personal intensity. Attentive to minute, intuitive particulars, the poems are also capable of a vision of the world that is expansive, joyful, and indicting. I am grateful for the acumen, shadowed humor, deft craft, and utter, inimitable ultra-humanity of these poems.
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