Talking about these early poems, the author has said that the sound of darkness is, at least in part, the sound of the poet searching for a voice, a language, wisdom, a structure in meaning to speak about the truth which lies buried deep within the heart.
There is one important thing to listen for in THE SOUND OF DARKNESS, a certain deliberate resonance, a fine, still music pouring from the submerged mysticism so apparent in her later work.
Toronto based poet and novelist SHARON MARCUS has written nine books of poetry, four novels, a collection of short stories, three works of nonfiction, and a scattering of miscellaneous pieces, book reviews and the like. For the most part, her poetry is lyrical, ecstatic, searching for revelation, always with a passionate obligation to guard the gates of language, to protect rhythm and preserve substance.
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