All That Will Be New

Paul Mariani

In the poem that opens this, his ninth collection, one of our most celebrated men of letters contemplates the “primordial tensions” felt in the crashing waves of a Northeaster, the glory and terror of the storm as “the real comes crashing finally down on you.” Contemplating as we all must the unrelenting passing of time and the harsh realities of history, Paul Mariani embodies the filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s dictum that “the artist is the one who does not look away.”

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“For Giussani and Testori, the stakes could not be higher: either we as a culture will begin to recall where we came from and thus rediscover the meaning of our lives, or we will turn our faces and walk away from the source of all love.”

—Paula Huston