Young Rain


Young Rain

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With Young Rain Kevin Hart continues his ransmemberment of song into a realm all his own. . . .” –Harold Bloom

“Kevin Hart is one of the finest poets writing in English today. I admire his erudition and his imagination, the way history, art, myth, literature and many things come together in his poetry. This book will be a feast for those who want poetry to be both metaphysics and song. An absolutely original and indispensable poet.” –Charles Simic

“Kevin Hart is one of the most sophisticated poets writing today, though the poems in Young Rain are disarmingly straightforward. They have an ease and lucidity that makes them seem almost casual, so that it is with a feeling of surprise that you realize that you have been drawn into a conversation of the utmost gravity concerning the private reaches of the self, darkness, and death, as in the powerful sequences Night Music and Dark Retreat. There is nothing oppressive about them, though, and the limpid rigor o