Through selections of poetry, Fragments explores the feelings, observations, and experiences that connect humanity across cultures and eras. Topics range from the fanciful to the weighty, including nature, emotions, experiences, memories, and more. In the first section, selected historical poems from the following cultures appear: Ancient Israel, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Italy, The Spanish World, France, The English World, China, and Japan.
The second half of the book introduces many talented, emerging poets reflecting on life and experiences in contemporary society: gennepher (Wales, United Kingdom), Charles Miller (Pennsylvania, USA), Lily Wang (Shanghai, China), Sondra Byrnes (Indiana, USA), Polona Oblak (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Sandi Pray (North Carolina and Florida, USA), Yiota Karioti / Yiota Luyu Ladybird (Athens, Greece), ten_ten_ten (Midwest, USA), Roary Williams (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA), Claudia Schoenfeld (Germany), An Mayou (Boulder, Colorado, USA), Blue Flute (New York, USA).An introductory essay ties together several of the recurring themes, showing the connections among cultures, between history and modernity.
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