The Voices February 3, 2015 By Collegeville Institute Michael Dennis Browne Carnegie Mellon, 2015 Visit this title on the publisher's website » Read the title poem from this book » One of the main themes is the essential presence of music and music-making in the world; “I would never go into the dark without the voices,” as the title poem says. The book also includes a number of elegies for departed family members and friends in balance with poems that celebrate existence—“love your life,” as the final (wedding) poem insists. The epigraph at the beginning of the book suggests the way we all must live in contradiction. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.