The old saw tells us that we shouldn’t argue politics or religion. In Redemption, the poet avoids these two minefields as best he can, highlighting instead the redemptive moments that make modern life both a journey and a destination. The going is often rough, as the poetry suggests through the experiences of a number of personas both fictional and real (Beethoven, Dante, Pilate). But Redemption also celebrates those instances of revelation that help us make sense of the seemingly senseless and peace with the world, no matter how briefly.
Lee Passarella acts as senior literary editor for Atlanta Review magazine and as reviewer for Audiophile Audition, an online music magazine. His poetry has appeared in Chelsea, Cream City Review, Louisville Review, The Formalist, Antietam Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Literary Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Cortland Review, and many other publications. He has two books of poetry to his credit, Swallowed up in Victory (Burd Street Press) and The Geometry of Loneliness (David Robert Books), plus a poetry chapbook, Sight-Reading Schumann (Pudding House).
Redemption is available through the FutureCycle Press Catalog at www.futurecycle.org and on Amazon.