In Arlice Davenport’s fourth poetry collection, the poems express a constant search for and admiration of the sublime. Through experience and education, Davenport’s erudite knowledge of classical landscapes, literature, art, and philosophy connect mankind across time. The poet’s outward quests help inform and satisfy his inward quests for meaningfulness. These poems are restless in their pursuit of awe-inspiring moments, and they share these moments with us, the reader who picks this book up to experience something sublime in the first place.
About the Author:
Arlice W. Davenport is the author of four collections of poems, Setting the Waves on Fire, Everlasting: Poems, Kind of Blue: New Poems, and In Search of the Sublime, published, respectively, by Meadowlark Press (2020) and Meadowlark Poetry Press (2021, 2022, and 2023). He is the retired Books editor and Travel editor for The Wichita Eagle newspaper. He and his wife, Laura, continue their travels, which include more than 30 stays in Europe.
What Readers Are Saying:
. . . Davenport blends passion, erudition, instinctive poetic craftsmanship, and his abiding love of language to bring his thoughts burgeoning to life. There is a great expansiveness in this collection; the overarching sky is a recurring setting, whether the stage is internal and intensely personal, the corporeal world, or heavenly . . .
. . . I suspect you will read through this book, as I did, to find yourself breathless, anticipating the rest of your day, looking forward to all your tomorrows.
—Roy J. Beckemeyer, author of Mouth Brimming Over and Amanuensis Angel