Praise for Shift of Light:
The wonder of Shift of Light, then, is thiswhether 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
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 Lobers 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 Lobers poems are exquisite refractionsglistening/shards of
soundlines clean and true. Shift of Light is a book of sweet wit and solid wisdom;
but at the heart of Lobers work is his marvelous vulnerability and courageas son,
father, lover. You will be charmedyou 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
Shift of Light by George Lober. Released May, 2002.
88 pages, paperback, $12, ISBN 0-9716373-1-8
Read Poems by George Lober on his website