The Art of Longing: Selected Poems (Paperback). Robert A. Neimeyer, 2009
The Art of Longing represents a creative collaboration between poet and psychologist Robert A. Neimeyer and an international group of artists whose painting, collage photography and sculpture resonate with the verse to evoke a deep meditation on the human condition. Exploring our connection to the natural world and to one another, propitious pairings of poetry and imagery lay bare the irony of yearning for permanent attachment in an impermanent world, along with the possibilities for tragedy and occasional transcendence that this implies. The result is a scintillating mix of verbal and visual media that spark fresh insight and appreciation of the nuances of loss and grief, while hinting at the role of memory and meaning- making in sustaining us along the way.