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Centre and Circumference: a collection of poems

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by Howard F. Stein
ISBN: 978-1942431091

This book is a collection of poems that are authored by Howard F. Stein. He puts the lens to life from three different positions: Love and Life, Time and Memories, Work and Society. Sandra Indig’s paintings supplement and amplify the poems tonality, texture, and meaning. The incisive and comprehensive foreword is authored by Inna Rozentsvit.
Howard is an interdisciplinarian and psychoanalytic/ anthropological/ humanistic poet and writer. The title, “Centre and Circumference,” comes from Percy Shelley’s 1821 essay, A Defense of Poetry, where he writes that “poetry is at once the centre and circumference of knowledge; it is that which comprehends all science, and that to which all science must be referred.”

Shelley’s metaphor is how Howard Stein has come to imagine poetry – in fact all the arts. Poetry enlarges the circumference of the imagination by replenishing it with thoughts of ever new delight, which have the power of attracting and assimilating to their own nature all other thoughts … The author is certain that this collection enlarges the compass of his reader’s imagination, of his/her world, and of his/her engagement with it. The author has a passionate wish that dwells in the invisible bond between poet and reader.