The Quantum Uncertainty Of Love

The Entanglement of Science, Philosophy, and Spirit

Poetry - Inspirational
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Reviewed on 05/13/2019
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Author Biography

Michael Baldwin is a native of Fort Worth, TX, and may be descended from the Lakota mystic warrior, Crazy Horse. He holds a BA in Political Science and Master’s degrees in Library Science and Public Administration. Now retired from a career as a library administrator and professor of American Government, Baldwin is published extensively in literary journals and anthologies. His poetry was featured on the national radio program The Romantic Hours, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He won the Eakin Manuscript award, 2011 for his poetry book, Scapes. He won the Morris Memorial Chapbook Award, 2012, for Counting Backward From Infinity. His book of Texas poetry, Lone Star Heart (Lamar University Press, 2016) vied for the Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Book Award. His book, The Quantum Uncertainty of Love, was published in 2019 by Shanti Arts Press. Mr. Baldwin has also published a mystery thriller novel, Murder Music, and three collections of science-fiction short stories, Passing Strange, and Surpassing Strange, & Beyond Passing Strange; and a children’s science/adventure book, Space Cat, and a book of flash plays, A Few Bricks Shy Of A Chevrolet. Mr. Baldwin resides in Benbrook, TX. Visit Michael Baldwin's website: www.JMBaldwin.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

The Quantum Uncertainty of Love: The Entanglement of Science, Philosophy, and Spirit by Michael Baldwin is sheer beauty for fans of poetry, a collection of poems that articulate on existential themes, looking at the essence of humanity, scrutinizing the human heart, exciting the mind to reflect on the reality called “human existence.” Philosophical in nature and powerful in its evocative style, this collection features a variety of themes divided into seven sections. There are questions that introduce the sections and offer readers a perspective regarding what follows. Who are we? What is our purpose? What evil lurks? Is there life after life? What about God? Themes of love, humanity, fear, solitude, the quest for meaning and purpose, human nature, thoughts on God and religion are some of the recurrent themes featured in this collection.

This is a collection that will excite readers, especially those who enjoy subjects linked to science, religion, and metaphysics. The author features a quote from a philosopher at the start of each poem, one that is explored through each stanza. There is originality in the writing and the natural flow of sentences combines with the strength of the symbolism to make for a beautiful reading experience. While Michael Baldwin pays great attention to diction and to his evocative style, he ensures that he explores sense and logic in some of the poems. At times it feels like a dialogue between the author and the reader and the simplicity in style and richness when it comes to diction elevates the style and makes this collection something of a literary tour de force. It’s a gorgeous offering to fans of poetry and thought-provoking lines. As I encourage readers to immerse themselves in this adventure with the poet, I offer them his very words: “No loving smile is ever lost. / No tender touch, no caring tear in vain. No decent thought, no kindly word, is ever wasted.”