At once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare
possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties,
mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.
– John Keats
The Night’s Magician: Poems about the Moon
This collection of 80 new poems about the moon maps its landscape through history, mythology, eco-poetics, gender, travel, music, film, etc.--by some of America's most distinguished poets including Ted Kooser, Sonia Sanchez, Paul Mariani, Gary Fincke, William Greenway, David Kirby, Mary Jo Bang, Peter Makuck, Martha Serpas, Martin Espada, Pat Schneider, and others.
These poems about the earth's closest neighbor reflect the moon's many phases/faces, its influence on our natural world, the paradoxical responses it has elicited--from the lyrical to the satirical to the sacramental. As Vivian Shipley claims, you could "fall in love all over again when your eyes feast on the poems in The Night's Magician."
The anthology is available for purchase on Amazon for $25.95!
Zachary Lazar is a writer, journalist and professor. He resides in New Orleans where he teaches English at Tulane University. Lazar earned his A.B. degree at Brown University and an M.F.A…