Drawn from the author's 60-year journey through the Middle East, Japan, and North America, this collection of poems offers a variety of engaging styles, ranging from sonnets to haiku to free-form experimentation, while considering the implications of technology, science, and nature in the context of the 21st century. Including previously published works as well as unpublished new works, each piece is delightfully engaging, possessing a wry sense of humor while celebrating the pleasures and paradox of modern life.
One is struck by the variety of the poems in Time Slip
, John Oughton's fifth collection of poetry, which combines selections from his first four books, as well as new poems of the past decade. His steady, sure voice captures lyrical and sardonic modes in personal poems as well as historic impersonations, with a mixture of playfulness and serious contemplation.