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Poems by George Lober


Praise for Shift of Light:

“The wonder of Shift of Light, then, is this—whether addressed to the poet, himself, or specifically to another, the poems reach out, put their arms around our shoulders, and press us close, each poem transforming experience, ….”
         —from a review in cæsura by Elliott Ruchowitz-Roberts, co-author of Bowing to Receive the Mountain.

Shift of Light reveals a fine eye for all forms of human landscape, external and internal, ‘how the world works,’ and does so with risk-taking sensitivity (‘twenty dark hours/on a rain-swept empty street’) humility, love, hope and even ‘reticence’ (dry, understated humor), and all the finely honed skill of a genuine poet who should now attract the attention, and praise, he so richly deserves.”
         —William Minor, author of Some Grand Dust

“Although having control of the craft of poetry is certainly important, a good deal of what I read these days is craftier than substantive, cleaner than truthful, more clever than moving.  George Lober’s Shift of Light has returned me to the promise of poetry, has reminded me of why I read poetry.  In here is a clear voice, a distinctively male voice, one that is both beautiful and wise.”
         —Joseph Keller McNeilly, author of In Here

“George Lober’s poems are exquisite refractions—‘glistening/shards of sound’—lines clean and true.  Shift of Light is a book of sweet wit and solid wisdom; but at the heart of Lober’s work is his marvelous vulnerability and courage—as son, father, lover.  You will be charmed—you will be won over by this superb collection.”
         —Ken Weisner, author of The Sacred Geometry of Pedestrians


George Lober lives in Carmel, California.  He currently teaches English at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from San Jose State and his master of Arts in English from Fresno State.  He is a former recipient of the nationally awarded Ruth Cable Memorial Prize for Poetry.  His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and journals including Sage, Spectrum, Eclectic Literary Forum, Quarry West and Homestead Review.

Shift of Light by George Lober. Released May, 2002.        Ordering Books
88 pages, paperback, $12, ISBN 0-9716373-1-8

Read Poems by George Lober on his website


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