ASSORTED SELFSCRIPTINGS 1964-1985 [178 pp.] is a selection of Eugene Stelzig’s poetry from five manuscript volumes. The poems are expressions of moods and states of mind of a changing self—or more accurately, selves. They are traces or scraps, remnants or remainders and reminders of them. Through these often confessional and autobiographical verses, Stelzig speaks to the states of mind and moods all pass through in life’s perennial journey. The issues these poems touch on are at once intimately personal as well as engaged with the politics of daily life and the larger world we all inhabit.
Praise from colleagues and fellow poets:
“Fleet of (poetic) foot, these poems of the `romantic spirit’ turn and turn again with with and wisdom alike” (Lytton Smith)
“In this delight-studded collection, we have the first twenty years of a lifelong affair with poetry. In addition to considerable erudition, the author brings keen observational powers directed at both the external and internal worlds, as well as a refreshingly self-deprecating wit” (John Roche)