Neil Carpathios (Poetry) | Portsmouth, OH
- The Function of Sadness (Slipstream Press, 2015). Poetry.
- Greatest Hits (Pudding House Press, 2003). Poetry.
- In the Womb of Kisses (Spare Change Press, 2003). Poetry.
- The Weight of the Heart (Blue Light Press, 2000). Winner, Blue Light Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. Poetry.
- God’s Experiment (The Ledge Press, 2000). Winner, The Ledge Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest. Poetry.
- I the Father (Millenian Press, 1993). Essays/Poetry.
Blurbs, Press & Reviews
“Neil Carpathios’s book is lively and erotic, sweet, sad, and funny–like the best parts of daily life. These are poems of tender observation, mindful of the many ways we worry about each other, and about the world in general, and about God as well, who may or may not be worrying about us…”
“Neil Carpathios exposes daily life unflinchingly. These are frank, razor-sharp and tender excursions into reality, with God, and with the dead, part of the daily round…”
“It’s been awhile since a young poet has badgered himself with as many imaginative questions as Neil Carpathios. He has committed his ‘looking’ into the immediate possibilities of reality…thus, these poems are fueled, line-by-line, by all of life’s negotiations.”
—Thomas Sayers Ellis
“Neil Carpathios is a poet full of grace.”
“Any poet who can compare taking communion to swallowing a sea-monkey, or a stand of trees to a classroom full of children raising their hands, or pneumonia to taking a swim forever, immediately gets my attention. Carpathios connects the dots of the world with his poems, and makes a wholeness (which is hope) that is rare and original, which is what Beyond the Bones is: original and rare.”
“He delves do near to the heart and dares to put on paper what it’s like to be human, with all its blessings, fears, curses, and wonders.’
“I can think of few poets who could serve as more reliable guides to the confusing and beautiful terrain of the heart.”