The Craving of Knives
by Blaine Marchand
Blaine Marchand’s The Craving of Knives is the work of a mature and worldly writer. It is the poetry of a man who asks difficult questions, meets his fears and moves beyond a obscurant life to one of transformation. In doing so he confronts the spectre of loss:
The birds, like sparks, spiral
beyond the cremation of darkness;
they drop the fruit,
hearts, impaled by blades of grass.