By T. R. Hummer
In Christian theology, a skandalon is a distraction from grace, a maze of blunders the place we wander pointlessly, losing our lives. To the traditional Greeks, a skandalon was once the set off of a seize. T. R. Hummer's labyrinthine new assortment encompasses those meanings and extra, as its poems take a variety of paths -- a few beguiling, a few ugly, a few instructive, a few opaque -- to unforeseen locations. Undergirding the gathering is a chain of innovative vignettes entitled "Victims of the Wedding," which follows the quarrels and couplings of a human guy and lady in addition to the angel and demon who become aware of them.
Skandalon offers poems that give some thought to the sophisticated, tragic, and ridiculous responses of creatures who lose themselves in an international that they had wrongly speculated to be their own.
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