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The Citadel

Author: David Stone
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9789388125109
Pub. Date: 2018
Price: $22

The ceaseless music of David Stone's poetry, remarkable originality and true inspiration are quite visible in his latest significant poetry collection THE CITADEL.


These beautifully written superb poems are full of deep insights. An impressive creative energy and lyrical force characterizes his poetic masterpiece. The opening lines of the poem CITADEL 17 capture much of the depth of his poetry: "Silent cries / cells and boats / migrants cross / grim gulfs". The inspiration of David Stone has created some fine fruits of highly intense and emotional poetry. His great strength lies in the fertile imagination with which he is able to acquire a finality of grace and dignity in his poems: "the yawns of babies /and yachts towed / out to sea for / missile practice", "a troubadour's yells /the scent of tobacco / breached heaven's / unobserved fork". In intellectual power, and in intensity of true emotion, David Stone is one of the greatest poets the contemporary world has known.

--Santosh Kumar, Editor,

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David Stone

David Stone was born in Chicago in 1949 and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in philosophy. He has resided in Baltimore, MD since 1997 where he publishes Blackbird, engages in international mailart and is writing the second volume of The Citadel. Individual poems have previously appeared in the following publications: AFA (USA), Angel Fire Art (Brazil), Bear Creek Haiku (USA), Blackbird (USA), Encyclopedia of Everything (South Africa), FfwlLleuw (France), Kiosko (Germany), Mailart Makes the World a Town (South Africa), Open World (Serbia), Pense Aqui (Brazil), Transcendent Visions (USA), ZYX (USA).

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The Citadel

The Citadel
David Stone
ISBN: 9789388125109