The Man in the Moon and Other Poems
AuthorHouse, 23 feb. 2005 - 160 pagina's
Politano has this to say about his poetry.
This collection of poems is strictly my own work, without aid or assistance from anyone. I am grateful of course, in a general way, to the professors in the schools, colleges, and universities I have attended, as both student and lecturer, who helped provide me with a breadth and depth of knowledge without which this little book would not have been possible. I am grateful also to the many authors, both good and bad (or merely forgettable), whose work has helped to give me a sense of balance in my poetry. But I am most grateful for the fact that I have lived long enough and participated sufficiently in the business of life to make some sense of certain matters concerning the human condition, about which in my earlier years I was absolutely mystified, and at times even terrified.
Diane Wakowski, author of more than sixteen volumes of poetry and Michigan State University Professor and Writer-in-Residence said this:
Pascal R. Politano’s poetry offers gracefully presented traditional language, [is] well-ordered, rhythmic and concise.... It avoids prosy explanations, poeticized cliches, and the mundane sentimental phrases that can often mar a poem’s possible elegance.