A Black Bridge: Poems
In A Black Bridge, Ralph Tejeda Wilson offers both an apparently simple, lucid, palpable surface and a powerfully complex, resonant undercurrent of connotation. The title itself operates as both a symbol of connection and a literal scene, drawing into the mix the power connotations of music, of life passage, while concretely posing a darkly troubling space. The author has a special gift for compassion, for joy, and insists that his art be put to good purpose-the redemption of individual and communal life. Compassion is allied to sharp observation, conversation allied to reflection and scrutiny.