Elemental Natures

selected lyrics, sequences, and artwork with new poems and the essay “The American Voice”

by Lance Lee


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Softcover
$23.99
Hardcover
$36.99
Softcover
$23.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/14/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9781532098291
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9781532098314

About the Book

Praise for Elemental Natures “Lance Lee’s Elemental Natures draws together in one inspiring new volume a powerful selection of works … These attest to the far-reaching intelligence and perceptive insights of a remarkable talent—from Lance Lee’s respect for the classical tradition to the vigor of all-consuming human love to the welfare of planet earth as well as our common awesome as well as awful experiences. In living with these works, I could not help coming away with a sense of poetic maturity and mastery.” —Tom Tolnay, editor and publisher, Birch Brook Press, US “Elemental Natures draws from a career spread over thirty years … Our complexities and place in the world are central in his work, while “Late Spring” brings his difficult father marvelously to life as Lee investigates himself, his family, and mixed gentile and Jewish background. Here is a poet writing with the richness of the Romantics who looks hard at reality and expresses himself with passion and honesty, pulling the reader in.” —Myra Schneider, Lifting the Sky, UK “Elemental Natures is a beautiful accomplishment, an expanse of poems born of one man’s ‘life-wish’—unsettling, full-blooded, tender—that shows life’s energy pressing up against the margins of mortality with a vibrant, sensuous intelligence … He offers a way to share and celebrate multiple aspects of being alive within the vitality of art itself as well as within our great archetypal myths, which he makes uniquely intimate and essential.” —Pamela Stewart, Infrequent Mysteries, US


About the Author

Lance Lee’s poems, stories, and articles have been accepted in a wide range of American and English journals. He received a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and various other scholarships. His books of poetry include Wrestling With The Angel, Becoming Human, Human/Nature, Seasons Of Defiance, Transformations, and Homecomings. His works also include essays, plays, nonfiction works on screenwriting and drama, and a novel, Second Chances. He currently lives in Los Angeles.