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The Stones of Strasbourg and Other Poems
The Stones of Strasbourg and Other Poems
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H. R. Stoneback - Author
Codhill Press
Price: $16.00 
Paperback - 76 pages
Release Date: July 2015
ISBN10: 1-930337-85-X
ISBN13: 978-1-930337-85-5

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Summary

A multilayered study and poetic evocation of one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, Strasbourg Cathedral.

This book is about the Strasbourg Cathedral, one of the architectural wonders in European history and for centuries the tallest building on Earth. The long title poem “The Stones of Strasbourg” is a complex, symphonic evocation of the great cathedral and a tribute to its builders, Erwin and Sabina von Steinbach, held by the poet’s family tradition to be his ancestors. Thus the poem is not a dry, detached study of a historic wonder, but a penetrating and powerful demonstration of the urgency and presentness of the past.

Praise for H. R. Stoneback’s Café Millennium & Other Poems

“Performs an act of verbal hypnosis on its reader.” — Billy Collins, Poet Laureate

H. R. Stoneback is Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz and an internationally renowned poet and literary critic. He currently serves as President of the Hemingway Foundation & Society.


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Table of Contents

The Stones of Strasbourg

I. Family History & Ancestral Myths

II. Erwin von Steinbach 1244-1318

III. Sabina von Steinbach c. 1274-?

Appendix

Other Poems

The First Lady of the Organ: A Song, a Kiss for Diane Bish

Old Man on Footbridge behind Notre-Dame

Censer and Censorium: A 72nd Birthday Poem

Marine Corps Forced March Mail-Call

In Places Where Our Fathers Played

Angels Do Not Purr & Poems Go BRRrrr


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