Ancient Light: Poems

Ancient Light: Poems


Ancient Light by Erik La Prade ©2024
ISBN-13: 978-1-944234-50-8
Trade Paperback | 6" x 9" | 70 pages


Inspired by Hesiod’s Works and Days, Erik La Prade’s newest collection of poetry depicts the banality of urban life against the ineffable beauty of nature. In a confessional style reminiscent of skidrow poet Charles Bukowski, La Prade muses over old movies, the nature of love, and man’s place in the universe.

“Erik La Prade’s poetry is at the same time a confession and a story about places, people, things and situations, all elevated from the level of relation to the level of artistic creation.”

—Tomasz Marek Sobieraj Writer,
    photographer and editor of KRYTYKA LITERACKA

“A luminous La Prade’s previous works, this book contains incisive reflections on urban and suburban life and what it means to be human.”

—J. C. Halper Author of The Bibliomaniacs:
    Tales from a Tel Aviv Bookseller, 2022


Erik La Prade was born in New York City. His poems have appeared in Hot Summer Nights: A Collection of Erotic Poetry and Prose (Inner Child Press, 2012), Wildflowers, a Woodstock mountain poetry anthology (Woodstock, NY: Shivistan Publishing), Artist and Influence, Fish Drum, The Hat, The Reading Room, The Sienese Shredder and The New York Times. He has also served as Poetry Editor for The Reading Room.