A Far Cry is a new collection of poetry written by John Robert Colombo. The composition of these poems took place during the calendar year 2008. The sweep and depth of treatment of subject and topic are bracing. There is a memoir for designer yves Saint laurent and a description of Malta’s prehistoric temples. Included are considerations of the composition of the human brain as well as of the complexity of love. Poets are recalled: Akhmatove, Cavafy, Darwish, outram, Rilke, Whipple, Whitman. Nostalgia is served with descdriptions of films noir, especially actress Patricia Jessel, Dr. Ordway the Crime Doctor, and Chester Morris as Boston Blackie. Word play and love of language and odd bits of learning are ever-present. Here is a book that celebrates in an imaginative and idiosyncratic manner the extrania of life.”
The publisher is Colombo & Company, ISBN-10 1-894540-64-6, and the price is $30.