Choir of the Wells by Bruce Bond



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Bruce Bond brings to this tetralogy the intellect of a philosopher and the ear of a musician. . . . This is one of the few collections of poetry I have ever read cover to cover, and to do so was one of the most transcendent reading experiences of my life. Each poem is both crafted and strange, but the ordering is symphonic. To follow one poem after another is to be swept up into the poet’s visionary expanse. . . . Bruce Bond is one of the best poets writing now, and Choir of Wells is unquestionably his best book yet. —Laura Kasischke

These philosophically charged meditations undertake with serious purpose and capacious wonder Horace’s adage that art should both delight and instruct. A reader can open to any poem in this ample score and find cause for thanksgiving, song, and praise. —Lisa Russ Spaar

These are fiercely observant poems in which the poet mines his constantly shifting, complex surroundings for answers to our greatest questions about mortality, art, family, love. . . . Bond recognizes that poetic meaning arises not merely from the world around us, but from within us. . . . This is a wonderful, deeply moving collection of poems. —Kevin Prufer

About the Author


Bruce BondBruce Bond is the author of eight previous books of poetry including, most recently, The Visible (LSU, 2012), Peal (Etruscan, 2009), and Blind Rain (Finalist, The Poets Prize; LSU, 2008). Presently he is Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas and Poetry Editor for American Literary Review.

Find out more about Bruce Bond on his author page.