PARIS SPOKEN HERE
About the Book
In “Princess,” we follow the life of a young teacher with baby in tow; ”She strolls in the moonlight, ethereal, misty, a vision. No, she walks with deliberation, carries baby in one arm holds onto toddler with the other..” In “The Cusp of Venice,” “(A) full moon building as water in the grand canal rose higher each day as Poseidon himself lapped up the steps of the Piazza.” In “Cleopatra’s Remorse,” a choice must be made between her love and loyalty to Egypt. “Does her heart truly ache for Anthony or has it become caustic and soundproof.” There is dramatic dialogue between Persephone and Zeus in “The Plea,” “ Father Zeus, do not cast me down to the dank land of stealth, to moldy things..”; and in the title poem “Paris Spoken Here”, “When the rain came down hard, you hustled us off to a warm brasserie to purchase a café crème..”
About the Author
Christine Candland lives in Los Angeles with her husband Michael. Her first two books Topaz Woman and Pleiades Rising, received awards in the London Book Festival and Eric Hoffer competitions. Her first collection of poems When Snow Walks In, describes the extraordinary amidst everyday scenes in understandable prose and sparkling details (U.S. Review of Books); And in her second collection, Paris Spoken Here, Candland’s poems sing with keen awareness of the gift of the ordinary (Elline Lipkin). Several of her poems have appeared in the California Quarterly and Altadena Poetry Review.