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The Hermit in Arcadia

Poems

by Richard Teleky

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Poetry that breaks the spells of secrets and denial, solitude and memory.Following on his first poetry collection, The Hermit’s Kiss, Richard Teleky continues his exploration of solitude, memory, and the consolations of art in this new volume. The pull of the natural world, the loss of a beloved parent, an inherited family garden, and the claims of the imagination (from a Bartók piano concerto and characters in Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard to celebrities like Dolly Parton) are just a few of the subjects that Teleky turns to with passionate detachment and surreal wit. Using a range of verse forms, including the villanelle, elegies, and the contemporary sonnet. He creates a hermitage out of real and imaginary gardens, and the ephemeral nature of music. “Learn to carry the night / like a gift overdue,” Teleky writes near the end of The Hermit in Arcadia, challenging himself, and his readers, to stand firm before the weight of passing time.

About the Author

Richard Teleky, a professor of humanities at York University, lives in Toronto. His 1998 novel, The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin, was named one of the best books of the year by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Toronto Star. It also won the prestigious American "Harold Ribalow Prize" for the best novel of the year.

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Richard Teleky is a professor in the Humanities Department at York University. He is the author of The Dog on the Bed; Goodnight, Sweetheart and Other Stories; The Hermit’s Kiss; Hungarian Rhapsodies; Pack Up the Moon; The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin; and Winter in Hollywood. He is the editor of The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories and The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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