Don Cauble's long-awaited account of his years in prison during the repressive Greek military regime of the 70's is a work of poetic insight and timelessness. With the sublime patience and underlying humor of a man building a house by the sea from fragmented driftwood, he has reconstructed the tides of a personal spiritual evolution which drew directly from forced time without forfeiting either honesty or innocence. Here is the work pulled back page by page from his unique dark perspectives on a philosophical birthplace, as he discarded the crutches and recreated his mind. Not unexpectedly, in resisting two styles of imprisonment, he wandered full-on into light.
Tom Kryss, poet
Sunflower River, The Book of Rabbits, The Search for the Reason Why
back in the 60s when the poems of Kryss & Blazek & Cauble & Gildzen were appearing together in magazines I never imagined we'd be alive in the 21st century. but here we are. alive & still writing & publishing. I give thx for my generation of poets, esp the ones who are still tapdancing in the mine fields.
Alex Gildzen, poet
In This Passing World, a poet looks through the eyes of a fictional question: how do I find love and meaning in life? The question is fictional because the answer is fictional. That is: the author needs the perspective of his character to see himself. A character who is trying to process himself through life and love by asking to self-create what he is seeking.
This book, therefore, becomes a means for the author to manipulate himself as he remembers himself so that the character of himself will find a way to make the answer of himself.
As the author closes in, he also evades. The more he frees himself, the more he traps himself in freedom. As the question becomes less fictional thus more real, the answer becomes less real and more fictional.
The means to love and meaning are revealed, in conclusion, poetically in a prose that dissolves into its aura. Cauble offers this to himself and his readers as a tenuousness that seems tenable but only life in non-fictional relationships can test it. This test, unanswered, unscored, is what makes this book a thing to accompany us in our steps after reading it away from it into its mist.
Douglas Blazek, poet
Edible Fire, We Sleep as the Dream Weaves Outside Our Minds
TERRITORY OF MEN: Poems 1964-2004,