By Helen Humphreys
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Geborene Aloisia Maria Hasenbichler,geboren 1944 in St. Stefan bei Finkenstein,Matura der Handelsakademie Villach 1963,Notariatsangestellte, Postbeamte, Hausfrau,Slowenisch-Studium in Klagenfurt ab 1994,Diplomarbeit über Passionsspiele 2002,Doktorarbeit über Florjan Lipuš.
In her 3rd e-book of poetry The Perils of Geography, Helen Humphreys charts a global that opens below the prodding and promise of language. With the wit and eye for evocative element which won readers for either Gods and different Mortals and Nuns having a look frightened, hearing Radios, Humphreys probes the immediacy of now, the depth of this, the residue of then.
This selection of poems explores the saints of the church’s heritage and modern individuals who embrace whatever in their charism. 3 sections are prepared round the topics of the 3 “theological virtues”: religion, portrayed as a resource of energy in instances of trial; wish, the darkest within the e-book, facing issues of the body’s frailty, sickness, social discrimination, and the hunt for the way to dwell in the constraints of society; and love, supplying a panoply of outward-looking characters who provide to others in radical or own methods.
Maryann Corbett’s road View is a landscape of perspectives: suburban and concrete avenues, proven in leaf and in snow; alleyways the place misfits lurk in darkness, but in addition the place “Adonis, charioteer of municipal waste assortment, rides with the morning”; and boulevards of previous constructions whose attractiveness continues to be indisputable, even if “prinked within the clown swimsuit of trade.
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