Where Water Begins
Primary Category: Literature / Literature
Genre: Collection (Mixed Genres)
- Kohn, Martin
- Date of entry: Jul-18-2001
Whether he is bringing to life the farmers in Grant Wood's "American Gothic," or revealing the pain of losing his wife (The Lu Poems), John Stone's work always hits the mark. This collection revolves around themes as varied as music, family, the wonder and horror of being alive in the world, and Stone's own sleep disorder. There are few poems specifically about medicine: "Transplant," "While Watching His Own Electrocardiogram He Welcomes in the New Year," and "Coming Down from Prozac."
Louisiana State Univ. Press
Baton Rouge, La.
John Stone is among the best contemporary physician-poets. Where Water Begins is his fifth book. It is his first collection of poetry (36 of the 41 pieces are poems) since Renaming The Streets, which was published in 1985.