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The Three-Year Book By Erjan J. Slavin
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"The Three-Year Book" canvasses a road that is on the way to a discovery of life and of ourselves that had not been anticipated by the walker at any point in his journey. In the author's... More > ongoing travels through these hours with the reader, he finds that he had been startlingly similar to an older self that he'd known, but had forgotten somewhere in the beginning.< Less
Yes and Yes By Erjan J. Slavin
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"Yes and Yes" is a victorious book of verse by the same author of "The Bluebird Is Near". This volume, formatted for the 8.5 x 11 page, contains black and white image poetry in... More > translation or otherwise, and the very finest of the work in poetry that has followed the large tome that had culminated a year prior to this work. Priced to allow any reader to gain a welcome entrance into Erjan's work. Also available for your Kindle as an e-book.< Less
The Book of the Rose By Erjan J. Slavin
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This work brings the reader through the ecstasy and sufferings of a lover as he experiences the patterns of courtship in pursuing unity with his beloved. As an allegory for a state of mystical union... More > and of the frustrations of separation from the Beloved, the work encompasses many aspects of our contemporary lives, and offers the consolation of love itself as an ongoing springtime of the soul, which is seen as both a wound and the healing from the wound--a poison that may take our lives, and the cure for whatever may ail us. This rose will enfold each reader in its fragrance, and be a mirror of his or her own reality. It is the only verse translation of its kind, in that it has both free form and preserves some of the rhythm (and often the rhyme) of the original. Le Roman de la Rose has had as many readers throughout history as our modern day box-office hits have had viewers. It has been instrumental in bringing the book itself down from the lectern of the few, and into the hands of people. A true rose!< Less
The Book of Poverty By Erjan J. Slavin
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This short no-b.s. book of poetry has a simple, unadorned power. A meditation on mereness, spareness, space, and places in between. When to speak? When to be silent? When to lay our questions... More > down to notice the motions of an answer to them? The birds don't ask why the trees walk beneath them...They do not think twice or at all about their singing...What do we name ourselves, and why do we keep so many words in our coats, and wear sleeves made of story? Are these our stories anyway? Go beyond the door that this modest volume opens, and enjoy its imperfect song.< Less
Pages Torn from "The Book of Joyous Failure" By Erjan J. Slavin
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"Pages Torn from 'The Book of Joyous Failure'" is a work that questions what happens in between silence and unsilence, raising the issue of the utterability of that which poetry aspires to... More > pronounce in its act of transmission. The joy that the poet discovers is that what must be lived can not be spoken. Enjoy these imperfect musings from an award winning poet in the transition between writing on and off of the page.< Less
Runes By Erjan J. Slavin
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This hardcover chapbook of image poetry has been collated into this beautiful color volume to represent the visionary metaphor in the poetry of Erjan J. Slavin. A luxuriant print on 100 # heavy... More > photography-book style paper...a conversation piece that opens a window to your own beauties so that they can be seen in a true light. Where these imperfect pages leave off, the literature that is dancing all around you is in the availability of your witnessing and awareness.< Less
The Geography of Winter By Erjan J. Slavin
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This chapbook is a culminating flower of an ongoing career in poetry. An architecture of life in part...
The Tale of the Mirror (& The Wishing Tree Poetry) By Erjan J. Slavin
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"The Tale of the Mirror" is an allegory of the human predicament of having to be in the world while also having to remain true to our own ideals and dreams. Told in a voice for all ages,... More > this story delights us with its sense of comedy, and touches on some themes that we have all been familiar with. How is it that we can be ourselves, and still enjoy our freedom in the civil world as we grow in it? This work approaches this sensitive moment in a young person's development with both amusement and wit. The rhythm of imagination is also part of the rhythm of the world, and the world is also part of the rhythm of the imagination. As simple as it is deep in idea, this poetic novel will give you a glimpse of yourself that you will want to come back to again. Included also in this hardcover volume are the celebrated "Wishing Tree" poems, and a scholarly commentary by the author.< Less
The Bluebird Is Near By Erjan J. Slavin
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"The Bluebird Is Near" is a collection of the masterworks of poet and teacher, Erjan J. Slavin. In this first tome of his inspired wanderings in the medium of poetry, traversing many... More > different bridges of thought and concept, the poet delights us with a verbal music and grounds us within a framework of metaphor, often quite ritualistically, so as to bring us into the heart of our own experiences, and to deliver us to the immediacy of the moment in which we are at home in ourselves and in the wonder of the life we share. It is nothing short of the beginning of a pilgrimage that one sees is endless, and hopes to provide its readers with the means and methods to rescue their hearts and those of others from this age of dissatisfaction and ambition. A trail of sad and wild-haired bards have summarized the experience of longing and unity that is evident in these pages with following lyric, "The bluebird we are looking for is wherever the sky happens to be flying."< Less
The Book of the Rose By Erjan J. Slavin
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This work brings the reader through the ecstasy and sufferings of a lover as he experiences the patterns of courtship in pursuing unity with his beloved. As an allegory for a state of mystical union... More > and of the frustrations of separation from the Beloved, the work encompasses many aspects of our contemporary lives, and offers the consolation of love itself as an ongoing springtime of the soul, which is seen as both a wound and the healing from the wound--a poison that may take our lives, and the cure for whatever may ail us. This rose will enfold each reader in its fragrance, and be a mirror of his or her own reality. It is the only verse translation of its kind, in that it has both free form and preserves some of the rhythm (and often the rhyme) of the original. Le Roman de la Rose has had as many readers throughout history as our modern day box-office hits have had viewers. It has been instrumental in bringing the book itself down from the lectern of the few, and into the hands of people. A true rose!< Less