The Seeker is the Sought

Poems 1970-2010

Poetry - Love/Romance
82 Pages
Reviewed on 06/03/2011
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Author Biography

Marvin Richard Montney is a prize-winning American poet, novelist, humorous memoirist, playwright, award-winning humorous speaker, published writer and philosopher currently living and writing in California.

As instructor in philosophy, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, and graduate teaching assistant in Western and Asian Philosophy, University of Hawaii-Manoa, he taught some Philosophy of India, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and Confucius, as well as Western.

Born in Leavenworth, Washington of third-generation, Anglo-Saxon-French-American descent, migrant farm worker parents, his father eventually becoming a roofer and later owner-operator of his own roofing company, Marvin Richard Montney was raised in Portland, Oregon.

Graduating Cleveland high school as newspaper co-editor, co-valedictorian, and student body president, he ranked nineteenth out of the 116 full-time male students of his Whitman College freshman class, and attended Reed College (B.A., (Western) Philosophy), University of Chicago (A.M., Committee on Ideas and Methods, Western and Philosophy of India specialty), and University of Hawaii (Ph.D./A.B.D./area exam (1985), Western and Comparative Indian philosophy).

He visited ten weeks in Shinjukuku district, Tokyo, Japan. With his high school tennis partner, he was Runners-Up Doubles Champion for the State of Oregon.

Bureau of State Audits deemed him elibible, among 4,546, to enter suppl. applctn. phase of Citizens Redistricting Commission.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lisa Miller for Readers' Favorite

The Seeker is The Sought by Marvin Richard Montney is a collection of poetry for anyone who wants to express to someone his or her feelings of love. Mr. Montney writes about the conditional, as well as the unconditional emotions in relation to love and how to see it, maintain it and experience it. Mr. Montney has written about love being separated into three categories: The Seeker, The Sought and The Found. The poetry in The Seeker category is about falling love. The Sought category is about the desire and imagination of love, and The Found category is about the satisfaction and contentment of love.

This collection of poetry is well organized and very fluid. I was able to imagine what the author was thinking when writing the poems and pondered the words and the environment the author wished the reader would imagine. I enjoyed reading this book because I became deeply involved in what the author was saying and he made me understand through his poems that love is not just a statement, but it is an intense emotional, mental, and physical action.