by Edmund August. Wind
Publications, 83 pp, $14.00
In Moon Dogs, a rich collection of
verse, Louisville poet Edmund August's strong voice resonates with the
wisdom of a writer who aches to conquer his demons. Whether recalling
his own infidelities, recounting his desire to rescue his daughter from
heartbreak and to reach his autistic son, or responding to his deceased
father's hell-bent wrath, August reveals his penchant for facing hard
The poems in Moon Dogs are, by and
large, set in Kentucky, and the locales reflect their narrators' psychic
states. Of Light, a meditation, is set on Elkhorn Creek, and Blue
ticks, an elegy to life itself, takes place on territory all readers
traverse . . .
L Elisabeth Beattie, a Louisville writer
and reviewer, is the editor for Jefferson County Public Schools.