Poetry. This unusual and varied collection of poems shows the poet’s artistry in several forms—lyrical, comical, contemplative, inquisitive, erotic, aphoristic, cynical, playful, negative, affirmative. A reader will be constantly awakened to a new way of expressing a mood or an idea. Throughout these separate journeys, however, one thing will stand out over and over: This is a highly imaginative and extremely intelligent poet. The poems match manner to matter. Life, up against the wall.
Morty Schiff has traveled around the world from East to West, thus losing a day in the life, but he’s tried to make up for it. He taught Mathematics and Creative Writing over many years, and squeezed in writing poems when the spirit spoke. He’s lived in, and has been nurtured by, Montreal where he was born, Paris, New York, and Metuchen, New Jersey, where he presently resides with his wife Rebecca and daughters Amalia Jaclyn and Danisa Sarah.