The Phoenix and the Dragon: Poems of the Alchemical Transformation

The Phoenix and the Dragon Poems of the Alchemical Transformation The Phoenix and the Dragon Poems of the Alchemical Transformation is the latest collection from award winning poet humorist activist and educator Adam Byrn Tritt and it may be his most personal an

  • Title: The Phoenix and the Dragon: Poems of the Alchemical Transformation
  • Author: Adam Byrn Tritt
  • ISBN: 9780979393501
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Phoenix and the Dragon Poems of the Alchemical Transformation is the latest collection from award winning poet, humorist, activist, and educator Adam Byrn Tritt, and it may be his most personal and compelling work yet Tritt s previous books include Tellstones Runic Divination in the Welsh Tradition, and the Gainesville Community Haggada He also has several creditsThe Phoenix and the Dragon Poems of the Alchemical Transformation is the latest collection from award winning poet, humorist, activist, and educator Adam Byrn Tritt, and it may be his most personal and compelling work yet Tritt s previous books include Tellstones Runic Divination in the Welsh Tradition, and the Gainesville Community Haggada He also has several credits as a screenwriter and a playwright While Tritt s poetry and essays have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, The Phoenix and the Dragon is his first collection with a cohesive theme transformation Alchemy, says Tritt, is the art of transformation It s about taking something of little intrinsic worth and changing it into something of tremendous value changing lead into gold, for example When you write poetry, you take experiences common to all people small, everyday occurrances and you distill them into their essence Tritt, who won both the 2006 EPPIE Award for Poetry in an Anthology and the Book Club of South Florida Poetry Prize and is listed in Who s Who in U.S Writers, Editors, and Poets, has also been a social worker and a middle school teacher He is equally at home speaking in lecture halls, giving public readings in bookstores, and visiting elementary school classrooms, where he can be found surrounded by children begging him to read his story Bud the Spud just one time In 1995 he was an awarded an honorary doctorate for his work in Religious Tolerance and for the creation of TurningPoint, a program providing alternative healthcare for low income individuals.

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    1. 4.5 starsThis was absolutely gorgeous.I really enjoyed reading it, and I have already gone back to read single poems again while waiting for the bus and playing around on my iphone. It was a fabulous find, and I am really lucky to have been able to read it.I have already started another work by the author, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good "poem in your pocket" kind of book.The poet does a wonderful job of showing rather than telling (telling is bad for novelists [...]

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