|About the Book|
Stephen C. Behrendts third collection of poetry is grounded in the belief that what sustains us through generations is the accumulation of stories, tales, and artifacts passed on to us by individuals who lived fully and passionately. As in the poets previous collections, Instruments of the Bones and A Step in the Dark, History is deeply Romantic in head and heart. Told from a variety of perspectives, Behrendts poems gently remind us that history is a living, breathing thing. From it, we may draw dignity, vitality, strength, and permanence.