Sunday, April 26, 2009
Our Cities Vanish: Poetry by Ray Hinman
Our Cities Vanish by Ray Hinman (My Brother's Poetry)
At last the long awaited volume of my brother's poetry is published.
Our cities vanish, about 80 Poems by my brother, Ray Hinman. I believe that my brother has great literary talent and his poems have always been a big hit in all the coffee houses and petry festivals and art festivals where he has read them. One of them once made a professor cry in a graduate class (this is was a tough professor and a real literary scholar). They are not necessarily religious. His experinces traveling in Mexico fuel the major brunt of the collection. The reader can feel the sand between her toes, taste the exotic Mexican liquors and feel the feel the sun beating beating down. Ray is unafraid to use lanague to evoke images and archetypes that open up the world of the mundane to the sesne of archaine and mythological.
His literary journey began with the influence of Geoethe, took a long detour through Wallace Stevens and Ford Modox Ford, and winds up with Latin American Poets.
For a preview of what the poetry is like see the website I put up. The book contains about three for four times as man and they quality is just as good.
Artifacts: Poetry by Ray Hinman