A wise philosopher once said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." In Rustin Larson's The Philosopher Savant, life is surely examined-and remarkably imagined-in poems alive with surprising imagery, fresh metaphors, and a deeply empathic voice for important people, places, and things. True to any philosopher (or poet) worth their salt, Larson makes us think and see the world differently-as when describing the cold "Thewind put its lips to the house like Alaska" or a child's fall from a tree "I let go like a sawn branch ...

The Philosopher Savant 2015, Glass Lyre Press

ISBN-13: 9781941783122

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