I recently reviewed Compass, New and Selected Poems by Erik Hansen. I haven’t read a book of poetry in quite awhile so I was happy to be so fond of Compass.
Compass, New and Selected Poems
by Erik Hansen
Author's page (Outskirts Press)
Date Published: April 2012
Compass is a collection of poems written by Erik Hansen from 1987 to present day. Hansen’s fondness for the outdoors is prominent in his poetry. His writing arouses the senses and sweeps you along a whimsical journey. Passion, nature, and nostalgia are the primary themes of Compass. The title perfectly matches the poetry. The poems navigate an excursion guided by the poet.
Hansen’s words feel natural and hold a beautiful rhythm. They invoke a multitude of emotions and paint alluring imagery. Each line dances together, creating an intense swirl of excitement. Compass is an invitation to Hansen’s world and each poem is an unlocked door for us to open, enter, and explore. It’s a magical place that I won’t forget.