Available Light

Jeanne Braham

"Being a poet is not a career, it's a life." - Philip Booth
Publication date:
January 2016
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
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ISBN : 9780872332065

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Philip Booth published ten volumes of meticulously crafted lyric poems in his lifetime, most of them set in and inscribed by the landscapes and cadences of Down East Maine. Like other major poets writing from New England who were his contemporaries, the echoes of Robert Frost register in his structure and language. Although his work received critical attention and several major awards, he did not enjoy the wide readership that many of his peers attracted. Available Light combines selected poems and personal photographs to paint a multidimensional portrait of Booth, and aims to ignite new interest in a poet who spent a "lifetime looking into how words see," writing incandescent poems in the process.