Lucas Hunt crafts poetry of grace and wisdom from simple elements and simple narratives. From these he extracts powerful senses of story, drama, and tension that explore the nature of nostalgia, reaction, and human capacity. A romantic and a humanist, Lucas inscribes his scenes with a flourish not from description but the invocation of attitudes, atmospheres and sympathies. His work expresses its lyricism with dexterity and patience in favor of surplus or indulgence, and conveys beauty with sonorous language metered with melody. His scope can be both narrow and broad, his language both frugal and embellished, his approach both abstract and concrete. With patient energy, he is as unafraid in confronting the big themes—love, sacrifice, beauty, hope—as he is in exposing the inherent grace in the mundane.

—the Red Branch Journal

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