Observing the Labyrinth from Heaven, Vols. I & II
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The first book of poetry by American architect, author and artist Hollace M. Metzger. Metzger was educated in the US, London and Venice, Italy before settling into the New York and Paris arts scenes for the past eight years. Recently, she has been prolific in writing while performing in public salons in New York City and while traveling across Western Europe. In addition to writing, her poetic endeavors include collaborations with composers in the US, UK, Canada, across the EU and Romania.Through words, Observing the Labyrinth's renaissance appeal unfolds, revealing itself mysteriously but with refreshing honesty. It will take you on a journey of mind, space and time travel from the past into the future with transporting descriptions of place, of space and the bitter-sweetness of urban life paired with optimism and deep sensual undertones. Through the Labyrinth, you will find a glimpse into the library of the next generation of poets. [64 poems, 67 b/w photos] ASIN# B004J6QAJ6
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Jan 26, 2013In Hollace M Metzger's "Observing The Labyrinth from Heaven," formidable emotional depth is revealed through nearly tangible poetic imagery which is vibrationally illuminated by a romanticism rarely found in literature today, and it is something to be cherished. It is a timeless romanticism, a true passion for art and love amplified through delicately and purposely placed verses which readers will connect with on multi-levels. "Observing The Labyrinth from Heaven" is a journey through time and simultaneously co-existing dimensions, which causes one to observe the surrounding world with new eyes in an attempt to fully appreciate its beauty as if for the first time. It is impossible to leave this book without feeling changed as a person for having experienced it, and readers will embrace a feeling of having time travelled--from the urban musings of "Nothingness" in the PRESENT, back into the PAST "Underneath Parisian Streets," and into the FUTURE... More > with "Eternal Story," a story without an end. It is a work of art in which one poem bleeds into the next--abstractly, and without clear boundaries or definition, in much the same way memories exist in their multi-dimensional complexity. It is testimony to how unlimited Hollace M Metzger's imagination is. Captivating images enhance the stories within, giving the reader a feeling of being pulled in opposite directions from different points of view all at once. One thing is true about "Observing The Labyrinth from Heaven," the reader is in complete control of this journey, and it is possible to read each passage a thousand different ways for a thousand different life changing experiences. One of the most expansive works of literature I've ever read.< Less
Aug 28, 2009"passion" You will find a stranger and a friend in Ms. Metzger's writing. You will find a lover and a mother, a child and a woman who knows far more about life than what many of us hope to know in a lifetime. I highly recommend this book of poetry to anyone who wants to understand him or herself better, to feel at ease with being human, to learn to love again, to evolve through a process of anger to joy, peace to fulfillment, from cover to cover - to feel burning PASSION for life again!
Jul 4, 2009"Athens, Architecture & Attitude" I met Hollace in Athens where I bought her book. Knowing her, reading her and knowing her again is a delight. Her philosophy on life is revitalizing - contemporary but romantic. Whenever I open her book I am reassured that I am not alone, that my dreams are closer than I realize and that it's okay to think most things I think but hide from other people. Thank you for spreading your magic in Greece. We needed some. We needed to remember where we came from - our own minds and experiences.
Jun 27, 2009A truly beautifull book, gets my highest recommendation.
Jun 4, 2009"Your poetry reading at Shakespeare & Co." This is just the beginning, my friend. Paris loves you!
May 30, 2009"A woman who writes poetry for both men and women!" Miss Metzger has swooned her online audience into a frenzy and after attending a reading of her work in Dublin in July, I must say, her voice, performance and words remain in mind for months afterwards. Congratulations on your success and citation in Magazine BLU! I have bought three copies since you signed my first and intend to give them as gifts to people who would be very moved by your unique take on life and the uplifting result of being part of your audience. Indeed, Observing the Labyrinth WILL be and IS a perfect addition to the library of the next generation of poets. Thank you.
May 3, 2009"Amidst the debris something of value" I've been carrying this book around with me for a week, savoring it in small bits like Valrhona chocolate. It's that exclusive. That rare. That flavorful. It's been a long time since a living poet could pry me away from my favorites, but this is a woman who understands word. And she writes about living, not what life has done to her. She carries luggage, not baggage... Buy this book. And eat Valrhona. They're both good for you.
Apr 9, 2009"worth far more than the price of admission " to read the words of Hollace Metzger is to get a glimpse into the mind of a truly gifted artist. much like everything else she does, (photography, painting, architecture...ect...) all of her soul is put into every poem she writes. inspiring, brave, sensual, sexual...these words barely scratch the surface of this amazing book of highly personal poems. buy it, read it for yourself, that's all i can say. IVB
Mar 18, 2009""Observing the Labyrinth..." Hollace Metzger" I am sent into daydreams of far away and of long-ago lovers, each and every time I read more of Hollace's book. This is writing that will last one a lifetime, for it is marvelous and new each time I pick it up. I highly recommend it to all who enjoy poetry. David
Oct 9, 2007"Mark Warriner, Florida" Hollace is the quintessential jazz writer. Her poetry has a gonzo journalistic observation about it. The montage of images, together with her impressions is how most of us really see life as we experience it. It's as if she turn on a video camera to her brain and recorded it as it happens. Reading it is both voyeuristic and at the same time touches a personal cored within us. In that regard, vulnerability becomes a two way street. Buy her book but with the understanding it will be a highly personal experience.
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- Hollace M. Metzger (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition
- MiDEA, New York
- December 20, 2008
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.84 lbs.
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- 6 wide x 9 tall
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