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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • Hardcover ISBN:9798350921847

The Wild Rose of Yestersay

by Eike Waltz

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Eike Waltz met Jean Cocteau in a dream when Waltz was 20 years of age. Cocteau confronted Waltz with the importance of "the line." This dream was around the same time Waltz was a ballet dancer at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and was told by a family member of Stefan Zweig (the Austrian writer) to pursue the meaning of "to say": say it outside the box - say it differently -- say it with passion. His work as a sculptor and as a writer reflects his deep fascination for the undiscovered discovered.
"Eike Waltz is an artist who walks across genres on a tightrope of talent and keen, precise vision. His poetry is informed by the varied span of his other abilities as a dancer, sculptor, orator, filmmaker, and more. His work is wrapped in colorful and textural layers of sensual detail. Even more, his work is informed by decades of experience across continents, sometimes barely surviving, sometimes exultant and triumphant. He carries the reader spinning through the stages of ecstasy and despair. Ripe fields explode into battlefields only to be lost in the depths of space or the rush of history in the endlessly shifting ethical exhortations full of wisdom. His poetry will stick with you and invite you back to gain new insights with each reading. Take the time to walk the tightrope of Eike's vision. You will find each step a daring yet enjoyable thrill." - Michael Sindler, Beat Poet Laureate of Colorado
About the author
Eike "Ike" Waltz was born in Frankfurt, Germany and later married Sheila Halligan-Waltz. Eike Waltz enjoyed a twofold career: as a ballet dancer in his native Germany and as a U.S. based international engineering designer, international electronics industry consultant, and a USNC (United States National Committee) chief delegate to the IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee). He became a US citizen in 1997. Between these careers, he studied fine art and industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London (MDesRCA).