By Erin Belieu
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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 booklet of poetry The Perils of Geography, Helen Humphreys charts a global that opens lower than the prodding and promise of language. With the wit and eye for evocative aspect which received readers for either Gods and different Mortals and Nuns taking a look frightened, hearing Radios, Humphreys probes the immediacy of now, the depth of this, the residue of then.
This choice of poems explores the saints of the church’s historical past and modern individuals who embrace anything in their charism. 3 sections are prepared round the issues of the 3 “theological virtues”: religion, portrayed as a resource of power in instances of trial; desire, the darkest within the publication, facing concerns of the body’s frailty, sickness, social discrimination, and the quest for the way to stay in the constraints of society; and love, providing 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 additionally the place “Adonis, charioteer of municipal waste assortment, rides with the morning”; and boulevards of outdated constructions whose beauty is still indisputable, even if “prinked within the clown go well with of trade.
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