Emanations: Foray into Forever
Editor - Carter Kaplan
Carter Kaplan's Emanations Four anthology is now in print, and I see the title makes two puns on "Four"! Kaplan announced its publication in several ways, first by contacting the authors:
On behalf of the International Authors Board of Editorial Advisors, I am happy to announce that Emanations: Foray into Forever is now available on Amazon. Please pass the word . . .Consider it passed! Kaplan also posted an announcement on the Milton List:
On behalf of the International Authors Board of Editorial Advisors, I am happy to announce that Emanations: Foray into Forever is now available.Miltonic? Me? Well, maybe in some poems I've written over the years, but the selection in this anthology? Not so much. Here's a sample of the sort to expect:
There are several Milton connections. Foremost is the book's epigraph, which is taken from PL Book 2. The poetry selections include a dialogue between Adam and Satan from the libretto to the opera Paradise Found by Peter Dizozza, as well as a re-telling of a story from the Divine Comedy by frequent Milton List participant Dario Rivarossa. Jeffery Hodges also brings to bear a Miltonic perspective in many of the poems he has published in the anthology.
Crater Lake BluesLong-time readers will likely recall this poem, which is with a selection of my poems linked to on my sidebar under "Poetry Breaks: Some of My Poems." For something Miltonic, the interested reader will need to check out my novella The Bottomless Bottle of Beer. Now back to Kaplan's Emanations announcement:
A blue, blue, blue Olympian eye;
The blue of arctic ice, refracted sky;
The blue of coolly burning distant love;
The blue in which all lonesome blues dissolve.
Elkie Riches has a story about people who carry their souls on their backs in wicker baskets, but when the baskets are opened . . . well. Again, it is something that Miltonists will especially appreciate. Otherwise, the descriptions in the volume of ancient gardens, chaos, cosmic space, the afterlife, psychological confusion, alienation, and other expressions of the human condition will certainly seem familiar to people who know Milton.It's passed again! He also announced the anthology on his blog:
Please pass the word . . .
Emanations: Foray into Forever is now available . . .And word passed . . .