posted July 27, 2015
GETTING TO KNOW GARY METRAS AND HIS NEW BOOK THE MOON IN THE POOL
Available now from Presa Press
"The Moon in the Pool is the work of a seasoned poet, a writer accustomed to having his way with words. But there is more to these poems; they make us what we already are. In other words, they tap into our shared humanity....This small book is a welcomed read. Its aftertaste is long lasting--analogous to the love it expounds, in the midst of all else that life offers."
"These poems in total beget silence and contemplation. Like fast moving water from ice-packed heights, Metras' words fall over us, crystalline and cleansing. Their impact: indisputably bracing." --Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene
"These poems handle rather ordinary situations and transform them with a quiet skill."--Kirby Congdon, Small Press Review
"Metras...writes in a straightforward, descriptive style, and he often celebrates the natural world, in poems that range from the eight lines of "The History of Fishing" to the lengthy (seven sections each) "Seven Stones for Seven Poems" and "The Rain, The Flood." The latter work is a meditation on environmental degradation, invoking a flood of biblical proportions that comes as a punishment for abusing the planet"--Daily Hampshire Gazette, July 17, 2015