If This Should be the Voice That Leads Me
In this collection of poetry, Christopher’s subject is the depth to which an individual consciously surrenders their physical, emotional and spiritual power. Spoken from the androgynous first person point of view, the imagined voice interrogates itself as it willingly follows another’s direction out of passion, obligation and curiosity. This voice, this poetry, questions and accepts the salvation and devastation that encompasses a lifestyle of voluntary servitude.
A unique voice of inquiry, Christopher Keller’s style and language coalesces with how we agitate human nature in order to control war, sex, politics, natural landscapes and relationships, with the intention of meeting our own needs, as well as the needs of those we choose to follow. This is a poetry of feeling one’s own mortality when power is relinquished.