Stephen Linsteadt’s Beauty of Curved Space navigates the physical and metaphysical world, moving adroitly between a profoundly intuitive and cerebral nature. His voice is that of future man, comfortable between the waves of masculine and feminine ideologies. A nature informed by a visual palette which heightens his lyrical and deeply sensual insights. Just as the artist chooses his paints, so too, does the poet choose his pigments, often sensory and ecstatic where gently lit rooms shape his female subjects and his appreciation for the feminine form and psyche.
There are provocative specters who accompany him, the unknown woman, the other side of silence and the quantum universe which exists just outside the artist’s grasp. This is a rich and profound body of work. Like Turner, Stephen Linsteadt’s poetry reaches toward an unknown light through the literal and literary canvas.
~ Lois P. Jones