Close to the Fallen by John Valentine

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Close to the Fallen by John Valentine

Book Description: "Close to the Fallen" is about the interstices of mortality as seen through the lens of anicca, the Buddhist notion that everything constantly changes, and tathata, the Buddhist notion of the sacred suchness of every moment. The book incorporates ideas from Zen and existential literature in this regard. The poems attempt to capture kensho or the sudden moment of illumination in a world of impermanence.

About the Poet: John Valentine has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He has taught at various colleges and universities for 45 years. After retiring in 2022, he is now an inveterate online chess player with a Class A rating from the United States Chess Federation. He also plays Gin Rummy at which he is completely dominated by his wife. He and his wife have lived in Savannah, GA, since 1990.


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