The Salt Hour
- List Price: $35.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
- Publish date: 06/01/2001
The Salt Hour wends its way from Lake Erie to the Sea of Cortez, from the Aegean Sea to ice-choked Baffin Bay. From old sailors on the graveyard watch to a young boy clinging to the sailboat's pulpit to boats dousing their sails before the blue-black storm, White's arresting images evoke the very salt breath of the sea and the poet's need for connection with the shore. As a restless traveler who takes us from England and Russia to Nicaragua and the Caribbean, White pushes beyond the boundaries of the lyric/narrative tradition to let more of the world, more flux of the larger human condition rush in.
Drenched in color almost achingly vivid, The Salt Hour is an extraordinary catch.