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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Orchises Pr (27 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932535276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932535273
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 14 x 21 cm

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HASH(0x959e74b0) out of 5 stars Enjoy the Feast 17 May 2012
By Tim Suermondt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
For those of you who may fear that a formal style of poetry is, well, formal and rigid, rather cold--"Logician of the Wind" will quickly disabuse you of the notion with its lyrical, imaginative and sharp observations. Lee Slonimsky is one of our best poets writing on love, nature and science, especially mathematics and I love how his old pal, Pythagoras, (affectionately noted as P) makes his appearances in a number of the poems. And Slonimsky even has a poem about Yankee Stadium that even a Mets fan like myself can admire. What more could you ask for? "Logician of the Wind" is a banquet of delights--get it now, dive in, and enjoy the feast.
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HASH(0x95797060) out of 5 stars Eloquent and Inspiring 15 May 2012
By EJC - Published on Amazon.com
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Any lover of formal poetry or any lover of nature will be inspired and lifted up by Lee Slonimsky's Logician of the Wind. Lee Slonimsky is a gifted and generous poet whose vision of nature and our role in it continues to amaze and charm all who have the good fortune to read his work. Once you read "Horse," the first poem in the book, you will be hooked. Those who are familiar with Slonimsky's other books of poetry will be pleased to encounter once again his alter ego Pythagoras (see, for example, "The Square Root of Glide"), and will enjoy the great variety in this collection (see, for example, the prose poem,"Many Lives Later: Triangulation.") One thing about Slonimsky's poetry that is always moving is the way he melds the very specific detail, say of a specific bird or tree, with the long view of the earth's history and our role as humans in it.
HASH(0x95a6df0c) out of 5 stars A Seer of Nature 8 Jun. 2012
By Marian L. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In Logician of the Wind, Lee Slonimsky illuminates subtle aspects of nature with language that is both poetic and precise. The gap between the poet and his subject, between observer and observed, is rendered non-existent, insubstantial as a waft of breeze. In effecting this union, Slonimksy's work hints at the continuum of life underlying nature's forms and phenomena. Wonderful poetry.
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HASH(0x95a7a7d4) out of 5 stars Surprises and Delights 16 May 2012
By pui wong - Published on Amazon.com
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Logician of the Wind is the fourth full length book of poetry by Lee Slonimsky. It is a book I read with great pleasure. The poems are superbly made, their construction tough-minded. Set against the mastery of forms are the poet's contemplation of nature's timeless language, the enduring values of intuition and imagination, and his own meandering in the natural world. The juxtaposition of delicate imagery and toughness of forms creates an interesting tension which both surprises and delights. The voice in these poems is intimate and inviting. When reading them I sense the poet has generously created a space for the reader along his side. Logician of the Wind deserves to be read widely and enthusiastically.
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HASH(0x96156c64) out of 5 stars Accessible yet profound 17 Jun. 2012
By Sharon Cucinotta - Published on Amazon.com
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Lee Slonimsky's wonderful "Logician of the Wind," accessible yet profound, sweeps the reader into a unique world that effectively communicates a palpable kinship between the animate and the inanimate. Before reading Slonimsky, I never really felt such kinship that goes back a billion years, before our "split branches of DNA" ("Horse") released us from the rooted earth forever. The power and beauty of this volume lies in the poet's ability to allow us to feel this ancient connection, it's oddity and joy. Slonimsky's cosmic view lets him voice the silent wisdom of the inanimate - to represent these unmoving bretheren that "cannot speak the Academy" ("Late Light"). We can all relate to the pebble resigned to his fate in "Perspective"- "I'm better off enjoying present spin, this instant reckless stage of being flung."

Sharon Israel Cucinotta
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