".. a needed medicine for the art form and a dose of magic for the spirit."
In "Beyond the Second Traffic Light" Conroy introduces readers to a new level of his poetic talent. Its poems span from global settings, to the mall across town, to our own backyards. Through vivid imagery the struggle of daily life is explored with equal parts empathy, humor, and insight. No one reading thihs fine collection will view their own world the same again.
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With his second volume of poetry Thomas Conroy has achieved reliable excellence. Whether it's Conroy's use of finally crafted personae or candid personal identity, his poems sing with life. The title poem alone is worth purchasing this book. And they're all that good. There is an intuition at work here that has twin fidelities: one to the physical world Tom inhabits, and one to the universality of mind and spirit. Read 'Rte. 395' and then 'When the Wizard Comes to Town' and you'll see what I mean. 'Beyond the Second Traffic Light' is a fantastic collection from a very versatile and gifted poet.