By Robert Lax
Jack Kerouac referred to as Robert Lax “one of the good unique voices of our times…a Pilgrim looking for appealing innocence, writing lovingly, discovering it, easily, in his personal way.”
Though many carry him to be one of many maximum American poets of this century, Lax has maintained a low profile, residing and writing in seclusion at the Greek island of Patmos. In Circus Days & Nights, Lax's 3 nice lengthy poems at the circus—“Circus of the Sun,” “Mogador's Book,” and “Sunset City”—are accrued jointly for the 1st time, putting this early masterwork within the place inside of American literature that it so richly merits. all the 3 poems during this assortment expresses a reverence for the acts of bold, attractiveness, and beauty that make the circus the singular occasion it's. What additionally emerges is the drawing of a hyperlink among this international of the circus—wherein a tent is erected, acts are played, after which the tent is disassembled in simple terms to be re-erected the following day—and Lax's religion. As Denise Levertov has stated, “the radiant defense of Lax’s religion looks in his paintings as a serenity of tone.”
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