Greg Hewett

Red Suburb

“What a luminous and alluring book, artful in the best sense of never advertising its art, never straining for effect, ever surprising with its wit and imaginative resourcefulness, its unpretentious yet authoritative voice, its heartbreaking authenticity, its intelligence, its eye, its lust, its charm. These are poems written by a large sensibility, both contemporary and historically aware, disciplined and supple, unsentimental and affectionate, verbally playful and soulfully engaged.”
–Bruce Bond


If Greg Hewett’s poems startle us with their unexpected turns and sudden opening onto depths, the credit must go to his special courage in confronting the fact of death and still pursuing, undaunted, his finely calibrated probings of experience. Sharp, original phrasing wryly fends off routine sentimentality and the posture of victimization. With this book he achieves his full stature as a poet.

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"Hewett is a poet desperate to know- that "knowledge" is never cheap and always comes at great cost is of no importance because, if anything, his poet mistrusts simple vision, he aims deeper, darker. The stakes are high for this poet and his gamble pays off stunningly."
–Kazim Ali
Poetry
“Hewett is a master architect of the poetic suite…stylistically inventive, provocative and illuminating.”
–D.A. Powell
The Eros Conspiracy is an urbane, sophisticated meditation on sexuality, politics, and history….”
–Carolyn Forche
“A luminous and alluring book, artful in the best sense of never advertising its art….”
–Bruce Bond

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