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Feast of Sapphires

Book by Matt Nagin

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May 27, 2019  |  1,056 views  |  0 reviews / comments

Feast of Sapphires - Book coverFeast of Sapphires is a compendium of a wide variety of poems, covering topics both timely and universal. There are poems of psychic revolution (for those ready to put down the Kool-Aid), poems about pretense and gun control, poems about MRI’s, gambling, and mystical storms of all varieties; then, too, on a deeper level, more than a few of these poems are about the desire to surmount the collective facade in search of a kind of truth that cannot be hyperlinked.

Located from Costa Rica to the LIRR, this metaphysical cartography of anticipation and despair is perfect for those seeking existential answers in the bottom of the tea, in the resonance of a thunder storm, or, even, in the ethereal high of a linguistic flight of fancy. From comedic monologues to existential reflections, from angry rants to insightful commentary, from wily narratives to verbal pyrotechnics, this book aims to make you feel that, in these dystopian times, poetry is, more than ever, relevant and necessary.


Author's Notes

The great thing about poetry is it helps us connect to a deep place within ourselves and our rapidly changing world. There are few activities in the creative realm that are quite as primal. It’s been fantastic watching poetry have a resurgence on Instagram as connecting poetry to images is a terrific way to revitalize the whole form.

Why write poetry today? Why eat breakfast? Why watch a sunset? Why get lost in the woods and totally lose track of the time? Hopefully these activities are enriching in and of themselves. Doing so can be a way of feeling alive.

About Matt Nagin

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Matt Nagin is a writer, educator, actor, filmmaker, and standup comedian. Matt has taught college writing at seven universities in the NYC area, among them Fordham, Long Island University, and The Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2018, his poem, "If We Are Doomed," won The Spirit First Editor's Choice Award. Another poem, "Birds Singing In His Chest," was published in the anthology "New...

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