August 21, 2008 / Creative Writing
In this poem, Lee Passarella muses on the education of the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner, an artist who one hundred years after his death still has his ardent admirers and his ardent critics.
Lee Passarella acts as senior literary editor for Atlanta Review magazine and as editor-in-chief for the new literary journal FutureCycle Poetry. His work has appeared in Chelsea, Cream City Review, Louisville Review, The Formalist, Antietam Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Literary Review, Edge City Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Snake Nation Review, Umbrella, Slant, Cortland Review, and many other periodicals and ezines. Passarella's recent publications include ShatterColors and Shit Creek Review and he has poetry forthcoming in Poemeleon and Terrain.org. Swallowed up in Victory, Passarella's long narrative poem based on the American Civil War, was published by White Mane Books in 2002. It has been praised by poet Andrew Hudgins as a work that is "compelling and engrossing as a novel." A poetry chapbook entitled Sight-Reading Schumann was published by Pudding House Publications in summer of 2007.