April 21st, 2017
|The Antrim House first edition. Order here and receive an autographed copy.
“I love it. You had me from the first, or maybe the second, strophe.”
|Is Hell the same place in 2005 that it was in 1300? To Join the Lost, the first of a three part transformation in verse of the Divine Comedy, revisits the territory of Dante’s Inferno. The contemporary torments of contemporary sinners cast vivid light on the changing character and eternal nature of evil.
“achingly personal… a feat of imaginative wit” – Amy Lilly, Seven Days
“the mix of personal stories and universal ones is nothing short of brilliant” – The Whimsical Cottage
“a page turner to the end” – Poet Hound
“Steinzor’s words flow and many of his metaphors are breathtaking and sometimes powerfully precise.” – Ex Urbanis
|Among the Lost, set in the modern American rust belt, is a meditation drawn from Dante’s Purgatorio. To Dante, Purgatory was the mountain where souls not damned went after death to cleanse themselves of sin in preparation for entering Paradise. What, Steinzor asks, are we preparing ourselves for, having lost the fear of hell and the hope of heaven, int he course of our daily urban existence? And whatever that is, how do we go about preparing for it?
“a timely reminder of what we must struggle with on earth if we ever want to get a glimpse of paradise… oddly prescient…” – Necromancy Never Pays
“lyrical and almost spellbinding” – The Bookworm
“If you’re interested in modern poetry responding to the classics, from the vantage point of our current socioeconomic and political situation, this might just be the series for you.” – The Indextrious Reader
“beautiful and lyrical… a beautifully written book” – Eva Lucia Reviews and Literature
“…he writes what needs to said, with such gusto and precision that you can help but pause and ponder on the truth it was revealing.”
“Readers will be forced to look at the modern world in which we live and decide whether their role in it should change…” – Savvy Verse & Wit