Rilke said, "We should try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue." Moore has followed Rilke's dictum to the far reaches of love, life, death, and art. If in the search he found no facile answers, he did find beauty and, on occasion, affirmation and joy.
Poems are not statements. But they are a form of thinking – a form akin to music, to mathematics in its higher expressions. Moore's philosophical training in Heidegger and Nietzsche is evident in these intensely woven and complicated poems. Yet the lyricism that reveals his love of music and poetry is present on every page of Alterity. All the senses are engaged by this finely executed work.
5.5 x 8.5 hardcover, 96 pages
Published by Current Press (Distributed by Baskerville Publishers)
“With richly textured and intricately musical poems, Ron Moore speaks to us, in a voice entirely his own, on a dazzling variety of subjects. Here is a poet worth our full attention and honor.” – George Garrett, Days of our Lives Lie in Fragments
“...startlingly beautiful... [Moore] understands the world to be a flux of atoms in which love and art, if one is very lucky, may sometimes find a place.” – Tito Perdue, "America's Lost Literary Genius," New York Press, 2002
A successful career as a health care executive and philanthropist allowed Ron Moore a turn toward a life of adventure, human rights advocacy, and creativity. He has traveled in over 50 countries and climbed on all seven continents. He served on the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International and is on the Partners' Council of the International Campaign for Tibet. He composed a CD of art songs, Last Light. Alterity is his first book of poetry.