Poetry. LIVES is a lyrical, passionate, and occasionally ironical account of life in a modern world of infinite possibility. Filled with vivid imagery of work, love, dreams, and death, these poems celebrate the phenomenal aspects of existence while acknowledging the futility of our continual search for meaning. They confront both reality and the beyond, communicating powerful truths about eternal situations. Lucas Hunt has won a John Steinbeck Award for poetry. His poems have been published in Confrontation, The Iconoclast, Hidden Oaks, Proteus, Mad Poets Review, and Meet the Writers. "There is a kind of Keatsian ardor underlying his Eliotesque grapplings with the existential void...Lucas Hunt's LIVES marks the debut of a very fine poet"--Southhampton Press. "...insights into the uniqueness of not only individual life, but also the seemingly commonplace phenomena that affect it"--Midwest Book Review.