PRESERVATION: EXPERIENCE AWE IN THE EVERYDAY
Potomac High School teacher publishes awe-inspiring first poetry book
In Preservation, Akiva J. Savett’s first collection of poetry, his verbal dexterity, intellect, and empathy are on full display. He is in love with life and language and the possibilities contained in each moment.
Much of his work is interested in opening the sacred. In each poem, Savett discovers and frees the luminous trapped within the chaos of his life. An Advanced Placement High School English teacher in suburban Maryland, Savett is also a chronic sufferer of Crohn's Disease and a committed father and husband.
In the midst of his struggles with surgery, mortality, and the contingencies of parenthood, Savett takes heed of William Carlos Williams' injunction "no ideas but in things." In verse that is both sensorial and playfully experimental, Savett preserves the people, places, and moments which comprise his world and ours.
“Think you don’t like poetry? Read this book!” – Ali G, Amazon review
“His writing is lyrical and yet crisp, reminding us to notice and savor the details in the world and experiences around us.” – Missy K, Amazon review