Catherine Chandler's Poetry Blog

Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 1, National Poetry Month: "Man on the Moon"

NASA's Apollo 11 (public domain photo)

Australian poet, Stephen Edgar, merits a much wider readership and recognition.

HERE is a link to his brilliant poem, "Man on the Moon", which includes an audio recording. The famous "step for man" is only a stepping-off point for the poem's beautiful meditation on destiny and love.

For a close reading of "Man on the Moon", and of Stephen Edgar's work, HERE is a link to a wonderful essay by Clive James in The Chimaera. Other essays and several of Edgar's poems also appear in that same issue.

His most recent collection, The Red Sea, is available HERE.

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