Circle of Light

Circle of Light

Circle of Light

By Charles Levendosky

Levendosky’s poems invite us to step into a circle of light which illuminates our way and strips away the insignificant from a world of confusion, complications, and darkness.

Charles Levendosky's book of poetry has been called both "wise" and "profound" in its look at relationships, both human and with the land. He invites us to step into a circle of light which illuminates and strips away the insignificant from a world of confusion and darkness.

Levendosky was Wyoming's second poet laureate. His newspaper columns were carried by the New York Times wire service and appeared in newspapers across the country.

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Circle of Light

Circle of Light

By Charles Levendosky

“Charles Levendosky illuminates our losses, retreats, hurry and needs in Circle of Light. He examines the detachment and distraction that can leave some with as small a personal world as fits ‘into a rearview mirror.’ He romances the ‘quiet merging of lovers’ when the boundaries of flesh are left behind,’ of the gift to ‘never be alone, never be empty again.’ Levendosky’s 10th collection of poetry serves up pithy introspection and mature observations of daily adult life with an appealing ease.”
•• Suburban Chicago News.com

“This poetry…is so accessible, so softly alluring in its presentation, yet so powerful in its message…passionate, political, profound.”
•• Joyce Meskis, owner, The Tattered Cover bookstore, on National Public Radio

Charles Levendosky

Charles Levendosky

Charles Levendosky’s educational background, work experience, and many honors tell you quickly that he was a man of many accomplishments. His education included undergraduate dregrees in both physics and mathematics plus a Master’s in Education from New York University.

He served as the editorial page editor of Wyoming’s Casper Star Tribune where he also wrote a weekly column. Over the years he taught high school and college science, English, and math, and worked in Poetry-in-the-Schools programs in New York, Georgia, New Jersey, and Wyoming. He served as Wyoming’s Poet-in-Residence for ten years and later became Poet Laureate of Wyoming, only the second person to hold that position. Levendosky has given poetry readings throughout the nation at places as diverse as Harvard University and Ucross, Wyoming.

Levenkosky won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1974. In the 1980s he edited the Casper Star Tribune Arts Edition which won both state and national awards. His interest in First Amendment rights brought him further recognition including national awards from the American Library Association, The Free Press Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 1994, his columns won both the Baltimore Sun’s H.L. Mencken Award and the Silver Gavel Award, the highest media award from the American Bar Association. His columns were carried by the New York Times wire service and appeared in newspapers across the country.

In 2004, he passed away of colon cancer.