Between Us And Imagination
“In these newly united poems from three previous and one new collection, Joseph Olsen draws from a deep well of emotion and deftly recalled moments to give us the full sweep of our days: from the recollection of first steps to the universal fascination with the contents of life’s final box. Through fine details, in epic gestures, and in a fierce, sometimes desperate attention to common things, Olsen touches the joys and sorrows inherent in drawing breath. Here is all that which lies between us and imagination: the “physical dimension” of memory, reality, life-as he (and we) must live it.”
This is a wonderful collection of poems, accentuated with raw sentiment and thought provoking ideas. It offers a refreshingly honest approach to life and love that feels realistic and relatable to everyone. I am extremely happy with my purchase of this book and I have no doubt that anyone, poetry lover or not, will have something valuable to take away from reading Between Us And Imagination!